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Why does it feel like my heart is skipping a beat a couple times a minute?

Why does it feel like my heart is skipping a beat a couple times a minute?

It might be. What: You fel, and what ekg can detect are different, and then there is the cause and treaatment. Most ae not emergencies, can be associated with congestive failure, hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities. Not something to describe at home, go to your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more

Skipping Heart Beats (Definition)

A skipping heartbeat is due to an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat, and can be due to ...Read more


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4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

Needs eval soon: This could be something not serious like an adverse effect from your antihistamine. But it could also be something very serious. Heart beat irregularities occurring that often or multiple times in a row can be serious. You absolutely need to get into your doctor THIS WEEK to have it evaluated. You need a good exam of heart including rate, blood pressure and EKG, and then go form there. MAKE APPT!! ...Read more

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26 yr old male smoker. Feeling like my heart is skipping a beat at night. Makes me gasp. Happens every other night for past 4 months. Should I worry?

26 yr old male smoker. Feeling like my heart is skipping a beat at night. Makes me gasp. Happens every other night for past 4 months. Should I worry?

Maybe : A heart skipping beat happens to all of us,it is called premature ventricular pump,but if it happens to you frequently you should visit a cardiologist and do an ecg,if found normal,the doctor may recommend holter to monitor your heart activity for 24 hours. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my heart is skipping a beat? It happens probably every 10 beats approximately.

What does it mean when my heart is skipping a beat?  It happens probably every 10 beats approximately.

Could be normal: Skipping a beat can be an extra beat. Can be a normal occurrence in a healthy person or can be an arrhythmia from a patient with cardiovascular disease. Ekg and stress test may be indicated. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else i would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats ( PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing my heart to skip a beat (or more) several times throughout the day?

What is causing my heart to skip a beat (or more) several times throughout the day?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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I feel my heart skip a beat, or flutter, 2 to 4 times a month. should I worry......because I am.

I feel my heart skip a beat, or flutter, 2 to 4 times a month. should I worry......because I am.

Don't Worry: In the absence of any other symptoms, this is likely benign. When you see you doctor, ask about a heart monitor that can show what is happening when you have this feeling. An occasional extra beat is common in many people and not dangerous. You will need a check up to confirm that you have no structural heart disease. Monitor your symptoms and see you doctor. Go to ER for worse/long symptoms. ...Read more

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My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

Palpitations : Palpitations (irregular heart beats) can be caused by multiple conditions. It is important that you have an ekg and be evaluated. Electrolyte disturbances in our blood (sodium, potassium), medications, thyroid condition or even underlying heart disease can cause palpitations. Sometimes the easiest thing is to have your local firefighters run a rhythm strip for you, and they will advise if you need to go to the hospital. If you feel lightheaded, faint, have any chest pain or symptoms, then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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My heart beats three times the skips a beat and beats another three times then skips again. On the first beat after the skip it pumps twice as hard?

My heart beats three times the skips a beat and beats another three times then skips again. On the first beat after the skip it pumps twice as hard?

You're good!: You're a very good observer! you describe a rhythm called "quadrigeminy." every 4th beat is premature. Because the heart doesn't like irregularity, it pauses a few extra milliseconds to jump back into the original rhythm. During that brief pause, the chambers fill more and prouduce a more powerful next beat called "post-extrasystolic potentiation." none of this is dangerous. ...Read more

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When i eat or lay down i can hear my heart skip a beat. It beats three times then quick pause, then beats three times. What could this be? It's scary

When i eat or lay down i can hear my heart skip a beat. It beats three times then quick pause, then beats three times. What could this be? It's scary

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Skip beats several times per min. Feel airway smaller at times. Nausea when it happens. Heart dr says my heart normal. How to relieve it?

Skip beats several times per min. Feel airway smaller at times. Nausea when it happens. Heart dr says my heart normal. How to relieve it?

PVC's?: "skipped beats" are most commonly a result of premature atrial (pac's) or ventricular contractions (pvc's). Sleep deprivation, caffeine, peri-menstrual, anxiety, stimulants, and hypertension can lead to pvc's. Hypertension is unusual at 18 years old. Nearly everyone gets pac's and pvc's, whether they are aware or not. Takes >pvcs10, 000/day may cause heart damage. Follow-up nausea/sob with doc. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i lay down i feel a random skip of heart by stomach. No pain.Othertimes my heart beats a few times, pauses then repeats. What shud i do?

Sometimes when i lay down i feel a random skip of heart by stomach. No pain.Othertimes my heart beats a few times, pauses then repeats. What shud i do?

Typical: Your symptoms are most likely normal. All hearts skip. You're most apt to feel them lying down and resting. Single pauses and flutters are of no consequence. (as opposed to minutes of continuous rapid beating or irregularity, especially if feeling like you can't breathe or will pass out). To be safe, blood work and an echo are a good idea. Caffeine, nicotine, fatigue ; stress worsen skips. ...Read more

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What type of arrhythmia can cause pounding heart/tachycardia and rapid breathing numerous times a day? It's really bad after eating.

What type of arrhythmia can cause pounding heart/tachycardia and rapid breathing numerous times a day? It's really bad after eating.

Need examination: Taking into consideration what you have said of your self under "conditions" with weight loss being part of that my guess is that something metabolically in your system is not right such as your thyroid gland or possibly your adrenal glands. I do not think this is an inherent arrhythmia of the heart or some type of tachycardic syndrome. You need to be worked up with blood, urine, & imaging studies ...Read more

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I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

I recently wore a  monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please?  1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia  (pr 0.14 sec).     2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

Sorry :(: Your question gets cut off after a certain number of characters so we don't have all the read. It sounds, though, like you had some extra heartbeats at the time you pressed the "record" button. This may explain what you felt at those times. ...Read more

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I am 44 year old male am very fit Can an a virus like flu or similiar cause heart arrhythmia? Just started to notice this the last couple of days.

I am 44 year old male  am very fit Can an a virus like flu or similiar cause heart arrhythmia?  Just started to notice this the last couple of days.

Virus: yes it is possible. you can get a viral myocarditis or pericarditis involving the heart, and this inflammation can cause irregularities in electrical conductivity leading to arrhythmias. ...Read more