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What makes the heart skip a beat?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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