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I had skipped heart beats and went to a doctor and the EKG test came back fine, but my heart still skips occasionally, unsure why?

Monitor. It would be helpful to identify the type of extrasystoles you're having by having an ekg while you're having them or wearing a holter monitor for 24 hours as an outpatient and seeing the extra beats on the tape. In the meantime avoid caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and minimize stress. If you have no heart muscle or valve problems, you're most likely having benign single premature beats. Read more...

Skipped heart beat is it like thumpping?

Heart rhythm is. Supposed to be regular, an early beat may cause a pause, but these can be started from atrial sources (flutter, fibrillation or pac's) or ventricle, pvc's. These usually are uncomfortable, but thumping is not how i would describe...But it might be, . Read more...

I get occasional skipped heart beat seems to happen when I bend over while sitting putting pressure on stomach or lying down what is this?

Palpitations. That maneuver rushes blood back to the heart so this may be what you are feeling. Despite this, you should see your doctor to get an EKG to search for arrhythmias. If you have any other symptom such as chest pain on exertion or shortness of breath, I would suggest you see a doctor immediately. Read more...

Sensation of fluttering and skipped heart beat on waking up after intense night of vivid dreams... Should be worried? Lasted about 2-3 seconds.

Don't worry. To play it safe, i would get an Anafranil (clomipramine) level to make sure it is not above the therapeutic range, and an ekg as a baseline and to rule prolonged qtc interval. Also, see you family doctor and see what he recommends re: your breathing difficulty and shortness of breath. Pulmonary function tests to rule out asthma may be helpful, and gerd should be ruled out as a cause for chest pain ; breathing d. Read more...

I drive a large truck for a living when I'm driving I can feel symptoms of afib skipped heart beats when I'm active not driving no symptoms, why?

GET IT CHECKED BUT. You have high BP and high cholesterol and if you have concern about skip beat get it checked by your doctor It is highly unlikely that you have Atrial Fib due to few skip beats you feel.Atrial fibrillation causes ireregulary irregular heart beat and pulse constantly and not just a skipped beat noe and then. Read more...

What to do if I get skipped heart beats when I exercise, should I continue?

See your doctor. Majority of the time these are pre-mature beats that don't cause any problems. Associated symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, heart racing faster than normal can indicate a more serious problem. Associated medical problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes are factors as well. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

I continue to have skipped heart beats despite taking 20mg of propallonol. Is this dangerous? It happens a few times a day: (

NO. Propranolol is commonly prescribed for skipped beats and definitely helps but never eliminates the problem. Skipped beats are not dangerous. Virtually everyone has them sometimes. Fatigue, nicotine, caffeine and stress can make them worse. Since they're not dangerous, treatment is simply to minimize symptoms. Propranolol is the safest way to do that. More potent drugs carry more risk. Read more...