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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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A few times a day my heart feels like it skips a beat, followed by a strong thud. (for lack of better words) what could cause this?

A few times a day my heart feels like it skips a beat, followed by a strong thud. (for lack of better words) what could cause this?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor for an assessment. He or she will ask you questions and perform tests such as an ekg which can determine if you have a heart arrhythmia or not. If it is normal or inconclusive, then you may need 24 hour testing. Your doctor can then recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had a panic attack or nerves and it some times goes really fast or slow and some times feels like it skips a beat is my heart healthy?

I had a panic attack or nerves and it some times goes really fast or slow and some times feels like it skips a beat is my heart healthy?

Panic attacks won't: Kill you but they can cause you to suffer. Have you been medically evaluated for this? It is important to rule out any cardiac pathology. In other words, one can not automatically consider that all symptoms are due to panic - medical reasons should be ruled out. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if heart felt like it quivered twice, then it beat really fast for a minute?

What to do if heart felt like it quivered twice, then it beat really fast for a minute?

Get an EKG / Holter: You are describing an irregular heart beat or arrhythmia. While very short-lived arrhythmias are very common and not dangerous or concerning, it would be a good idea to see your doctor. He/she will want to do an ekg and possibly a holter monitor which is like an ekg that you could wear for a day or longer to try to catch one of the rapid heart beat episodes when they occur. ...Read more

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It feels like my heart skips a best then goes normal skips a beat then goes normal do I have some kind of heart problem?

It feels like my heart skips a best then goes normal skips a beat then goes normal  do I have some kind of heart problem?

Premature beats: Premature beats are common in healthy people of all ages. Caffeine, alcohol, stress, and fatigue may cause premature atrial contractions or premature ventricular contractions to occur more frequently.Interestingly, both skipped beats and extra beats or palpitations typically have same cause: the heart's regular rhythm is interrupted by a premature or early beat. If more frequent contact md. ...Read more

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If I feel my pulse it feels like every 20 seconds my heart 2-3 beats in a row really quick and then goes back to normal. Happens a lot after long work?

If I feel my pulse it feels like every 20 seconds my heart 2-3 beats in a row really quick and then goes back to normal. Happens a lot after long work?

There are many: different causes for an irregular heart beat. Most are not worrisome or detrimental. It would be beneficial to know the exact cause however to be able to reassure you. Ask your health care provider to order a monitor for a period of time so you can have an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart felt like it quivered twice, then it beat really fast for a minute?

See cardiologist: You're describing the typical symptoms of a person with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). You should see a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) or cardiologist, for initial evaluation and possible testing. Take care. ...Read more

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Recently my heart has been beating a bit faster than usual and when im in bed trying to sleep it will beat an "extra" beat feels like it skips a beat?

Recently my heart has been beating a bit faster than usual and when im in bed trying to sleep it will beat an "extra"  beat feels like it skips a beat?

Probably normal: Most often, this "extra" beat is a early beat from the bottom heart chambers (premature ventricular complex- pvc). These can more often be noticed when it is quiet (like bedtime). Definitive diagnosis is made with a holter monitor, or an event monitor. An echocardiogram can be considered to ensure there is no abnormal heart structure. Abnormal thyroid function can also be a cause. ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart feels like it skips a beat, and has to catch up with the skipped beat, is this normal? Its been happening for about a year now

Sometimes my heart feels like it skips a beat, and has to catch up with the skipped beat, is this normal? Its been happening for about a year now

Probably is: Sporadic cardiac irregulararity is common in people with no heart disease . But you need to get checked by your doctor to determine that there is nothing else causing it. ...Read more

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My heart keeps skipping a beat does that draw a concern? When it happens I always cough idk why

My heart keeps skipping a beat does that draw a concern? When it happens I always cough idk why

Generally no.: As long as you do not have any serious symptoms, are otherwise healthy and active and you have only a single skipped beat here and there, I am not concerned. Very likely a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC). Would be reasonable to obtain a screening EKG although it is not likely to be of help. Should quit smoking while you are young! ...Read more

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Sometime i feel push in d chest for a while as if a little hit on the chest. is it a skipd heart beat?. it lasts for a second or two. is it normal?

Skipped heart beats: It sounds fairly normal. Everyone experiences occasional, brief skipped beats. Try to cut back on caffeine or reduce stress, or go out and get some regular physical activity - that's the best medicine. If it keeps bothering you, then speak to your health care provider. ...Read more

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I've experienced a flutter like feeling in my heart more than a few times this week. What could this be? It's enough to take my breathe away

I've experienced a flutter like feeling in my heart more than a few times this week. What could this be? It's enough to take my breathe away

With your age: In mind without other info I would say more likely anxiety or panic attack follow by getting your thyroid check out. Less likely but possible arrhythmia or heart issue. ...Read more

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With a bicuspid aortic valve is it normal to feel your heart have a spasam then feel like it stops for a couple seconds then start beating like normal?

With a bicuspid aortic valve is it normal to feel your heart have a spasam then feel like it stops for a couple seconds then start beating like normal?

BAVD is the most : Common congenital heart defect affecting adults. Aortic valve have 2leaflets instead of 3. With time the valve will become nonfunctional due to calcium deposits. Symptoms of chest pain, dizziness or fainting, shortness of breath, palpitations depending on type of damage( stenosis vs regurgitation). You may be having premature ventricular contractions. I will recommend cardiology eval asap. ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart beats really fast and other times it skips a beat. Am I having a heart problem?

Sometimes my heart beats really fast and other times it skips a beat. Am I having a heart problem?

Maybe: Anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. Sometimes there is a "wiring" problem in your heart that makes it go out of rhythm. See your md. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I get a weird sensation by my heart like it rumbles and just now it did it longer than usual (a couple seconds). What is this??

Every once in a while I get a weird sensation by my heart like it rumbles and just now it did it longer than usual (a couple seconds). What is this??

Normal: Normal people often get extra heartbeats. Anxious people get more of them. It's harmless. If palpitations persist uninterrupted longer than 5-10 seconds, then a cardiac evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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I have been under a lot of stress this past week and it feels like my heart is skipping a beat at least every minute or so is that normal?

Heart skipping: Stress can cause your heart to skip beats. So can caffeine. If it persists and you're concerned, go see your family doctor and get an ekg or possibly an event monitor. ...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