How do you feel? Skipped heart beat affects practically everyone sometimes. If you're aware but not troubled most of the time, there's no need to see a doctor. Causes include caffeine, stress, lack of sleep electrolyte imbalance from diarrhea, vomiting, diet, sweating etc. If you have a known heart disease (eg hx of heart attack or heart failure), it may be more serious and ought be evaluated.
What would cause a pins in needle type rush feeling in head and fingers after having a skipped heart beat? No hyperventilation, no panic at the time.
There is more to it! In susceptible persons, just a few altered breaths can change the acid-base balance of the blood like hyperventillation without the emotion of panic. A hidden risk here is that the "skipped heart beat" may be more than a single beat, ie a run of less than adequate heartbeats. There are several possible causes; please see your physician who can direct a painless workup in short order! Read more...