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Today my heart feels like it's skipping a beat. Causes me to cough. No shortness of breath. Lasted about three hours. What is this?

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Dr. Scott Carollo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Palpitations

This is likely related to "extra beats" occurring that disrupt the normal rhythmic cycle of the heart beat(commonly known as PACs or PVCs).
These are very common and tend to come and go as they please. Overall, these ectopic beats do not impact your cardiac prognosis and rarely require treatment.

In brief: Palpitations

This is likely related to "extra beats" occurring that disrupt the normal rhythmic cycle of the heart beat(commonly known as PACs or PVCs).
These are very common and tend to come and go as they please. Overall, these ectopic beats do not impact your cardiac prognosis and rarely require treatment.
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