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.

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Recently a few times when I am lying on my bed trying to sleep or waking up from my sleep, my heart beats strongly. Do I have a heart problem?

No, unless. it happens frequently (10/minute) or continuously (multiple in a row before stopping). They are likely benign, ventricular or atrial premature beats which we all experience. Read more...

Could this be a heart problem? I am 22 and when I lie down my heart beats very hard. It makes me cough at times and short of breathe. Is it anxiety?

See below. Coughing when laying down can be secondary to acid reflux or GERD. Do you have history of palpitations? You should see your doctor and get a baseline ECG / Holter monitor if there's a concern about your heart beating faster. Limit your coffee, soda, energy drinks intake. . Read more...

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 sounds like you. May have palpitations which can be described as skipped beats, fluttery feeling in chest or episodes or heart pounding or racing, most of the time these are of no consequence, but in certain cases could be related to thyroid problems, anemia, electrolyte imbalances and of course cardiac disorders. It is important to discuss with your doctor so that the above can be ruled out. Good luck! Read more...
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...

In a 60 second period I skip 11 heart beats. Is this a problem.

That's a lotta skips. If this is truly the case, then this needs to be investigated right away. This could be a significant heart rhythm disturbance. Read more...
It could be. Hi Greg, it depends on what you mean by "skipping" a beat. For instance if you were to measure your heart rate at 80 beats per minute at one point in time and then you drop to 69 beats at another time then this would be no issue. However if you notice that your heart rate is irregular and/or either very slow (less than 50) or very fast (over 100 at rest) then this could be significant. Read more...
Skipping beats. Hi GregK, skipping heartbeats isn't necessarily a problem. It really depends on if you are having symptoms or what is causing the "skipped beat". At times the heart can have premature beats. This is usually not concerning. An ecg can be helpful at determining what these "skipped beats" are. Your doctor may also want other tests. Avoiding energy drinks and stimulant drugs can help as well. Read more...
Heart beats. Missed her beats have several reasons. Depends if you have ant symptoms. If you don't have any symptoms then dot panic . See your GP when ever you get appointment . They can do a ECG and determine the cause for the same. Read more...
Need an E.C.G. If the heart skips beats then there could be an underlying electrical problem such as an arrhythmia. In this situation one should attend the doctor and ask for an E.C.G., preferably when experiencing the skipped beats, to find out what is going on. Worst case scenario it could be a serious abnormality like sick sinus syndrome which can cause sudden cardiac arrest. Or it could be totally benign. Read more...
Not necessarily. Your heartbeat is meant to be regular but there are many things that make it feel like it is missing, skipping, or fluttering. Most are benign but it is reasonable to see your GP and get an ECG to diagnose the problem if one actually exists. Read more...
Hard to say. Best to get a doctors assessment here. Can be normal to have transient sensation of skipped or missed beats however may be indicative of some heart rhythm problem. Needs a bit more information, clinical assessment and possibly ECG (heart tracing) to try and sort this out. GP might be a good place to start here. Read more...