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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2006
  • 05:25 PM

Hi has anyone ever had there heart skip a beat where it feels like your heart stops and then you have pain all in the matter of seconds and then it is gone I AM 34 and I am a little scared if anyone can relate let me know thanks so much.


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  • I suffer STRONG AF (Atrial Fibrillation) and this is a common symptom for me. Can be a little frightening, but usually not a disaster. You're only 34 (wish I were that young again..) so just get it checked out. Does it coincide with alcohol consumption, strenuous activity and stress by the way? Try to define as much data about each episode as you can to give the medico some help.
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  • HiI am 24yrs old and experienced something similar for the first time three yrs ago. It felt like my heart had stopped and I gasped for air, all happened within a few secs, I have had no ends of tests only to be told that it's an ectopic heartbeat where the heart skips a beat and then to compensate the next 2 beats are close together and stronger, scared the ***l out of me. I still have them but not as strong they often feel like a bubbling now and i have been told they can be put down to stress and are very common, get checked out anyway to put your mind at rest.
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    • September 9, 2006
    • 06:23 PM
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  • I had the same symptoms for years and took years to get diagnosed. My heart would race so fast it would make me cough or I would get light headed. I went to ER several times and all doctors told me I was stressed. I wasn't. Finally I was diagnosed with Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome. I had ablation surgery on my heart almost 10years ago. It worked for a while but I still have the same symptoms because I also have synus tacacardia. Which just means rapid heart beat. I am on zero medication and have just learned to live with it and fight threw it. To get diagnosed you need to be having the palpatation at the time of he Ecg. Your doctor could have you wear a holtar monitor at home for 24 hours to record your heart beat, you may have no episodes at that time. Whenever you have an attack go to er and get hooked up to get a trace. I know it's stressful to keep going in because they treat you like your nuts. Go anyway until you get it on paper. This condition has been frightening but you do learn to deal with it. You really have no other choice. My only concern is my 13 year old daughter having it. It usually shows up in early teen years. Good luck and don't give up.
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    • November 10, 2006
    • 03:50 PM
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  • When I was a junior in high school I noticed my heart would feel like it was skipping beats. At times it would be hard for me to breath. It felt like I was having a hear attack. I was scared. My mom took me to the doctor but nothing came of it. As i grew older the symptoms continued. Even now that im 26 I still feel these symptoms from time to time. Ive been to several doctor and was presribed beta blockers. They started lower my blood pressure which wasnt high to begin with. I had to stop taking them and basically my doctor told me I have to suffer from it unless i gets real bad. Stress, caffeine and exhaustion being on my symptoms, so basically I had to have a life style change to reduce my symptoms.
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    • November 30, 2006
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  • Hi has anyone ever had there heart skip a beat where it feels like your heart stops and then you have pain all in the matter of seconds and then it is gone I AM 34 and I am a little scared if anyone can relate let me know thanks so much.HeatherHi Heather,That is really scary. I am 26 and all my life i've had an irregular heartbeat (slowing, speeding up, straining, etc. for no reason) In 3 days I'm going to see a cardiologist about those symptoms as well as the "missing beats". The missing beats usually occur when i'm resting but very rarely do they hurt. Sometimes my heart "sputters" for a second or two but even then, it just feels numb kind-of. My meger recomendation is that you see a specialist; if it's nothing, you can live without fear- if it's something, the heart is not an organ that should be ignored. Good luck and God bless.Kristen
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    • January 11, 2007
    • 04:24 PM
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  • I had the same symptoms for years and took years to get diagnosed. My heart would race so fast it would make me cough or I would get light headed. I went to ER several times and all doctors told me I was stressed. I wasn't. Finally I was diagnosed with Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome. I had ablation surgery on my heart almost 10years ago. It worked for a while but I still have the same symptoms because I also have synus tacacardia. Which just means rapid heart beat. I am on zero medication and have just learned to live with it and fight threw it. To get diagnosed you need to be having the palpatation at the time of he Ecg. Your doctor could have you wear a holtar monitor at home for 24 hours to record your heart beat, you may have no episodes at that time. Whenever you have an attack go to er and get hooked up to get a trace. I know it's stressful to keep going in because they treat you like your nuts. Go anyway until you get it on paper. This condition has been frightening but you do learn to deal with it. You really have no other choice. My only concern is my 13 year old daughter having it. It usually shows up in early teen years. Good luck and don't give up.Sounds all too familiar! I coded during a colonoscopy ... found out that my "mitral valve prolapse" was actually Wolfe Parkinson White Syndrome (WPWS). Colonoscopy pretty much "saved my life" because had I been at home doctors said I would have never made it to the phone. Very serious and can be hereditary. Many people don't know they have it until it's too late.This is not to be a scare tactic, but if your heart is not beating normally, you'll definitely want to get it checked out. I had racing heartbeats for years. Went to the doctor several times. Was diagnosed with MVprolapse and was told to just live with it. I was told it's normal ... that so many women have the same thing. (NOTE: if you have MVP you need to let your dentist know, along with any physician doing any kind of invasive procedure).You need to have peace of mind ... to know if it's something "normal" and you are aware of it and know how to deal with it or if there's an underlying condition.My surgery for WPWS took care of the heart condition - an insurance nightmare until 10 years pass, btw. However, my heart still races. Trust me, it gets my attention everytime. My suggestion is if you are concerned enough to type it here, you should go and TELL IT until someone listens to you. Some doctors may sluff it off, others might listen right away. YOU need to pursue this until YOU are comfortable with what you find out.IMO, no game playing with the heart.Hope this isn't too forward or harsh, but I take matters of the heart very seriously. I was 29 with a 13 month old when I was given a second chance at Life.
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    • January 11, 2007
    • 05:10 PM
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  • I have a similar problem and I have to take antibiotics before I have an dental procedures so my blood doesn't get infected or something and makes my heart all weird.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 08:34 PM
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  • i found this for ya it may not be it but i was trying to help,Myocarditis syndrome
    lizzi9983 35 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
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  • i also have this problem. i was tiol that i have a heart murmur and vsd. i also have to take medications before i undergo any type of procedures like dental or surgery. ask your doc to check for for a murmur. they can do alot of tests like a stress test and an ekg and so on. good luck
    Brittany101 8 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
    • 10:25 PM
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  • Hi has anyone ever had there heart skip a beat where it feels like your heart stops and then you have pain all in the matter of seconds and then it is gone I AM 34 and I am a little scared if anyone can relate let me know thanks so much.HeatherHEY HEATHER,KIMBERLY HERE I AM 37 AND I HAVE THE SAME THING FOR AWHILE NOW IT IS A IRREGULAR HEART BEAT CAUSED BY A NUMBER OF THINGS LIKE STRESS THE KINDS OF FOODS YOU EAT LIFESTYLE LOW MAGNESIUM AND OTHER STUFF.YOU NEED TO HAVE A COMPLETE CHECK UP AND MENTION THIS TO YOUR DOCTOR AND ASK TO BE PUT ON A MONITOR IF THEY CAN NOT DETECT IT.SOMETIME DOCTORS CANT DETECT IT.JUST BE CALM IT'S OKAY
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  • Hi Heather,That is really scary. I am 26 and all my life i've had an irregular heartbeat (slowing, speeding up, straining, etc. for no reason) In 3 days I'm going to see a cardiologist about those symptoms as well as the "missing beats". The missing beats usually occur when i'm resting but very rarely do they hurt. Sometimes my heart "sputters" for a second or two but even then, it just feels numb kind-of. My meger recomendation is that you see a specialist; if it's nothing, you can live without fear- if it's something, the heart is not an organ that should be ignored. Good luck and God bless.KristenI've experienced exactly what you've described. I'm 21, and just over the past few months, I get these "missing beats" followed by violent beating of the heart, which usually subsides within a few minutes. Nearly every incident has occurred whilst I'm in bed - hardly a stressful place to be! Unlike you, I have had some chest pain, but not necessarily at the same time as the strong/missed heart beats. My mum was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome a few months ago and had a catheter ablation which was successful, but do you know, or does anyone know if this syndrome is hereditary? I'm going to see my doctor after the weekend, so hopefully I can get this sorted out!Callista
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  • I'm 51 yo and have suffered from these heart skips for over 12 years now. I had to go to several different doctors to get diagnosed, most would just shrug their shoulders. Finally I went to a cardiologist, who put a monitor on me, and that showed I was having something called PVCs, Pre Ventricular Contractions. AND THEY ARE TOTALLY HARMLESS.Caffeine and stress have already been mentioned as contributing factors, but there is another one that's big for me. LACK OF SLEEP. My PVCs are always bad after I don't sleep well, and they go away after I catch up with my ZZZs.Take care everyone-
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  • my dad has a question. His wife had a beloved dog named jeff. My dad developed a heart skipping condition and no cause was able to be found.As jeff the dog died of old age - withing 2 months - no more heart skipsis it possible for allergies to an animal to make your heart skip?
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  • Was the dog sick? Was your Dad involved in the dog's care? If so, it could be that he was stressed about the health of the beloved dog.I have 3 sick old dogs now and my heart has been beating irregularly everytime I see that they are in some sort of pain or that they may be in pain.I've had skipped beats and also racing beats that only last for a second or two. I've had slight pressure that comes with it sometimes it doesn't. I'm 53 and try to stay away from anything with caffeine it, but the stress gets me everytime.I went to a seminar many years ago that taught people about irregular heartbeats. I was amazed that it was packed! I learned that the skipped beats I have mainly occur when I am relaxing after a stressful event. The doctor in the seminar said these are non threatening. However, if you have a heart that races for a continuously long period of time, this is very dangerous and you should call 911 right away.Things that help me are either holding my breath during a racing heartbeat or blowing out, like you are blowing up a balloon on a skipped beat.my dad has a question. His wife had a beloved dog named jeff. My dad developed a heart skipping condition and no cause was able to be found.As jeff the dog died of old age - withing 2 months - no more heart skipsis it possible for allergies to an animal to make your heart skip?
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  • Hi has anyone ever had there heart skip a beat where it feels like your heart stops and then you have pain all in the matter of seconds and then it is gone I AM 34 and I am a little scared if anyone can relate let me know thanks so much.HeatherDoes heart conditions run in the family. Let a doctor know so he can do an echo to see if anything is outstanding. Some Atrial fibrillation can be controlled with medication. I started when I was 40, and found out that I have a bicuspid aortic valve which runs in the family. Good Luck, but have it checked out.
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  • Hi has anyone ever had there heart skip a beat where it feels like your heart stops and then you have pain all in the matter of seconds and then it is gone I AM 34 and I am a little scared if anyone can relate let me know thanks so much.HeatherDear Heather,Iam living with the skips since few years,eventhough Ive done all existing tests on earth and been supervised/checked by top electrophysiologists yet they say it is safe and doesnt kill,but sometimes it changes into Afeb which again treatable.My advice is to see a specialist,in my case the stomachdisorder or Irritable Bowel causes the skips,Motilium med was effective.What I want to say,dont be scared the skips,PACs/PVCs are harmless if you are monitered by your Doc.Enjoy life and we only live once.Raad
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  • I'm 51 yo and have suffered from these heart skips for over 12 years now. I had to go to several different doctors to get diagnosed, most would just shrug their shoulders. Finally I went to a cardiologist, who put a monitor on me, and that showed I was having something called PVCs, Pre Ventricular Contractions. AND THEY ARE TOTALLY HARMLESS.Caffeine and stress have already been mentioned as contributing factors, but there is another one that's big for me. LACK OF SLEEP. My PVCs are always bad after I don't sleep well, and they go away after I catch up with my ZZZs.Take care everyone-I have a few questions about PVCs: What tests are used to monitor this condition? Are there any side effects or complications with these tests? What types of PVCs are there? Is this in any way life-threatening?
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  • Try eliminating any foods with sodium nitrate or nitrate in them. That means ham, all processed meats from the deli, bacon - just read the label for inclusion of this chemical. Ask restaurants if they cook their turkey for their club sandwhiches, or use deli turkey - if the latter, that too has nitrates. Beef jerky, etc. I went to the ER twice with a flipping heart, and one wise attendant suggested this might be the cause. I now no longer eat any foods with nitrates, and no longer have irregular heart beats.
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    • September 21, 2007
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  • I've been dealing with this for a few years also. Also, I do have anxiety , a contributing factor i'm sure. I'm 33 and only working out I do these days is in my yard , maybe lifting weights from time to time etc. and golf.I drink ALOT of caffeine and smoke about 1 pack a day. I've been to the ER many many times and they say it's normal and "cafferine" plays a large part in my symptoms.I've had Ekg's , and a 24 hour heart monitor on me and chest scans.Only thing they commented on was my heart rate 2 different times while on the monitor was in a matter of 20 minutes apart was one was 138 beats (while sleeping) and another was about 55 beats (while still sleeping) a minute.I have it daily and I stay up alot of hours sleepless and I know that's a big factor also.BUT , like everyone else said , go to a doctor and get checked just in case for your own piece of mind.
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  • I have been having the same issues.. Heart skipps then i need to cough... Been to the Cardio for a checkup (before the heart Skipping) and was cleared.. Still worried about it... Does anyone know anything about his... I should call the Cardio DR for another checkup
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