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When I Stretch My Heart Beats Hard
Many reasons: There are many reasons for having "hard" heart beats. Some of these are abnormal and some of these just indicate increased heart awareness. Some can be due to irregular beats, fast beats, skipped beats or problems with hormones or electrolytes or psychological issues. It is worth getting these checked out by a health care provider. Tell your doctor about this for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Normal: This is a normal physiologic response as the blood tends to move toward your feet when you stand up. Your heart compensates by increasing the strength of the contraction and/or increasing the heart rate. If it is uncomfortable or you experience lightheadedness it may indicate that you are a little dehydrated. ...Read more
Need further eval: It is difficult to be certain if the symptoms you are experiencing are from your heart or other issues. In general when you relax and rest before going to sleep you are less distracted by outside influence and focus on your body therefore being more aware of your heart. A monitor would be useful to define whether you have an arrhythmia or not. Ask your health care provider to order one for you. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: It sounds like your heart is beating "out of rhythm" - also called an arrhythmia. You happen to live near the premiere heart institution in the world: the cleveland clinic. Call 216-444-2200 and make an appointment! ...Read more
Your heart is in the: Left side of your chest, so, laying on your left side pushes that side a little closer to your beating heart...so, the beating feels more prominent. ...Read more
Is it normal to sit for a moderate amount of time, and when you stand up, you feel your heart beat a little harder?
Orthostasis: Yes upon standing there is a need to pump blood against gravity which is compensated by the heart increasing its contractile strength ...Read more
Sometimes when I exhale, I immediately experience a single hard heart beat. This can happen once or for several minutes with each exhale.?
The heart is: Affected by the pressure inside your chest cavity. Blood flow in the heart and other factors are changed with respiration. In addition, when you exhale your chest cavity becomes smaller and I suspect your ribs and tissues are closer to your heart making it easier to feel your heart beat. This is all probably normal physiology. ...Read more
Yes: When you're relaxing, your heartbeat certainly continues. But it won't be pounding like it might be during heavy physical activity. ...Read more
Cause of overly strong pressure with each heart beat? Athlete and feel heartbeat everywhere, extremely hard, visible, don't feel myself.
Athlete, heart: Its imperative that you stop high output physical activity till formally evaluated by a cardiac specialist ...Read more
Heart beats hard once then is normal. Happening once or twice randomly everyday for past 3 wks. Holter test 2 yrs back was normal. Should I be concerned?
No, but: A holter from 2 years ago is of absolutely no value to you now. Why not repeat the holter now since you have daily symptoms? Arrhythmias are much easier to assess when you have hard copy documentation of their type. ...Read more
Hi, I'm getting weird, super quick heart beat like sensation inot my lower right side. It feels hard to the touch aND is uncomfortable but not painful?
Rapid heart beat: Please see your doctor. It could be medical or panic but you need to know what is happening and then it can be treated and you will have peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Happens Sometimes: 29 y/o male asks Why does my heart beat faster and harder sometimes where its noticeable at rest. Key Word is 'Sometimes'. Normal for most Humans heart to beat faster even at rest, like when thinking of or imagining exciting things like sports or even ones favorite foods! But when one becomes aware of it (Palpitations) in the Silence of Self Attention it seems odd. Concern only if Frequent ...Read more
Unusual but...: The thorax has baroreceptors, small sensors that are sensitive to stretch. Any activity that changes the intrathoracic pressure can alter heart rate to some degree. So, strange it seems but not otherworldly! ...Read more
Premature beats: You seem to have occasional pvcs (premature beats followed by a pause and a hard beat). They are generally of not much concern if happening once in a while. However please talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Random irregular hard heart beat, dizziness, an seeing stars happens when sitting, standing, or just relaxing?
Numerous causes: Palpitations can be caused by extra early beats from either the top or bottom of the heart. They may also be due to a very fast heart rhythm. Sometimes the sensation of palpitation is not due to the heart, but to other causes such as stress. Fatigue, caffeine, drugs, and metabolic problems such as too high of a thyroid level can be a cause. An event monitor can be helpful to find out the cause. ...Read more
Why after an episode of untreated psychogenic tachychardia 90 bbp at bed I can feel ny heart beat hard and her it loud?
Psycho tachycardia: If you have psychogenic tachycardia you likely are fixating heavily psychologically on your heart. It would be understandable that you'd feel what perhaps others wouldn't. ...Read more
Is there any significance to having a hard pounding feeling heart beat on the left side when lying down on the left side?
Normal: Don't worry, this is normal. The heart lies to the left, so pulsation a from the hearts contractions are better felt when lying on that side. ...Read more
Is there something wrong when your heart beats hard enough for you to always feel it and it shakes your body a bit every time it beats?
Probably not: If you just feel hard one or two beats here and there these could be just extra beats which are not dangerous. But if this is happening frequently and bothers you then you should see a cardiologist. ...Read more
Everytime I wake up in the morning my heart beats so quickly that it's very hard for me to get up. I feel so much tired. What's the reason?
Feeling of squeezing in my chest and suddenly my heart beats hard and fast or like fluttering. It doesn't last long, comes and goes randomly. Problem?
Might: Want to have that checked out to see what your heart rhythm looks like. ...Read more
Intra thoracic change: When you inhale and/or exhale, there are changes in intra thoracic pressure and with that, the filling of the heart changes (amount of blood in diastole) That may be enough to "feeel" the heart differently. Nothing to worry about!!! ...Read more
IRREGULAR BEATS?: Could have arrythmia. See a doctor to get it checked. ...Read more
Hard to breath: Those symptoms can mean many things, best to get checked out for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Junk: Try eating something other than junk food! ...Read more
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