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Forum Name: Arrhythmias

Question: Skipped heart beats - serious or not?


 KDCwv32 - Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:44 pm

Hi again, I was wondering if I should mention this to my doctor during my yearly check up. I posted on here before about palps during exercise. I had a echo done which was normal and a stress test that came back normal. I exercise all the time now and every now and then I'll get a skipped beat but its been alot better and happens less often! I did notice however anytime i go out for a drink and start dancing I get skipped beats. I'm not sure if they are making me short of breath. Sometime it feels like i get the air knocked out of me for a split second when it happens other times i just feel it skipped. SO i didnt know if when i feel it it causes some anxiety and i think i lose my breath or if its a symptom. And since i had a normal echo, stress test, 24hr holter moniter, and resting EKG should I be worried and tell my doctor or just ignore them? THanks!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:59 pm

User avatar Hi KDCwv32,

Given your normal evaluation before it is likely that there is nothing serious going on here but this is not 100% certain. It is always best to discuss any possibly concerning symptoms you are having with your doctor. If it is something serious it can be evaluated. If it isn't, everyone will feel better knowing.

Best wishes.

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