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My heart keeps skipping beats? Do I need an ecg?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An ECG is a simple, easily accessible and reliable test to diagnose problems with your heart rhythm. Many perfectly healthy people experience "skipped" beats (which in reality are usually "extra" beats) or a fluttering sensation in the chest at one time or another but this should not be a reason to not obtain a medical opinion as to the nature of your sensations.

In brief: Yes

An ECG is a simple, easily accessible and reliable test to diagnose problems with your heart rhythm. Many perfectly healthy people experience "skipped" beats (which in reality are usually "extra" beats) or a fluttering sensation in the chest at one time or another but this should not be a reason to not obtain a medical opinion as to the nature of your sensations.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Arrythmias (irregular heart rhythm) need to be evaluated.
Dr. Eric Rashba
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

If the sensation is bothersome an ECG should be done.
Sometimes a longer recording with a monitor for a day or even a few weeks can be useful to correlate what you are feeling with the heart rhythm.

In brief: Maybe

If the sensation is bothersome an ECG should be done.
Sometimes a longer recording with a monitor for a day or even a few weeks can be useful to correlate what you are feeling with the heart rhythm.
Dr. Eric Rashba
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