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

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 makes the heart skip a beat?

What makes the heart skip a  beat?

Extra beats: What the general population refers to as "skipped beats" are mostly premature beats that come from the right ventricle. These make the next normal beat delayed; when the next beat comes, the volume of blood in the left ventricle is more than its usual load and the heart beats with a strong beat, this leads to the feeling of "skipped beat". These are mostly benign. ...Read more

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I feel my heart skip beats only when I lay down is this occasional thing dangerous ?

I feel my heart skip beats only when I lay down is this occasional thing dangerous ?

Potentially it could: Whenever you experience skipped beats, it could be a manifestation of something potentially more serious. Symptoms such as this may be totally benign but still warrant further investigation by a primary are physician and then possibly also a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why does my heart skip a beat when I masturbate?

Why does my heart skip a beat when I masturbate?

Excitement: During sex, there is an increase of adrenalin. The heart is very sensitive to Adrenalin and the effect (in your case) is to skip a heart beat. ...Read more

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Why does my heart skip a beat when i exert myself?

PVCs?: Some people experience palpitations or premature atrial or ventricular contractions with exercise; others have a more concerning condition: exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia. In either event, if this bothers you, i would definitely see a cardiologist and discuss monitoring and next steps. ...Read more

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Why does my mind go blank and my heart skip a beat frequently?

Why does my mind go blank and my heart skip a beat frequently?

Anxiety most common.: An anxiety issue is most likelym although somre more serious issues can be in play. See your doctor to discuss! ...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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If caffiene makes your heart skip, how long or days can this effect your heart? 7days for me. Is this possible?

No: Caffeine has a half life of 3 to 7 hours. That means it's down to 25% of the original amount in 6 to 14 hours. But caffeine is only 1 factor in heart skipping and the majority of people have no reason at all. Electrolye imbalance, lack of sleep. Stress, nicotine, medicines, xs thyroid hormone, menstual cycle, pregnancy, and heart disease are other potential factors. ...Read more