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Pain in the chest?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2007
  • 10:44 AM

Hi. Well, this isn't actually serious but I wanted to know a little bit more. What happens to me is that once a day aproximately (sometimes twice, sometimes never, but this is very rare) I feel like "hit" in my chest that makes me make a "small jump" or to twitch a little, it's like a very short and acute strike in my heart, but it's not really painful. What do you think?

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  • Sounds like your heart is skipping a beat. Also known as an arrythmia. Multiple runs of arrythmias can be serious, but generally everyone has skipped beats. Cough once when it happens. If it starts to happen many times a day, go see your doc. Limit caffeine, recreational drugs, liquor etc.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 00:54 PM
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  • If it's just isolated single beats, and you have a sensation of emptiness in the chest just immediately beforehand, then a thump as a stronger-than-normal heartbeat occurs, then back to normal, then these are just missed beats. The heart fills up with more blood than normal because it's got more time to and so there is a stronger beat after.This is a completely benign condition even if frequent, as long as each time is just a single beat. It happens more often to young people, particularly young fit people and often when beginning exercise.If it's more than one beat at a time it may still be benign but maybe needs further tests to try and see exactly what kind of rhythm is going on.Duncan
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 01:42 PM
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  • Thank you guys, I love you :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 10, 2007
    • 11:48 AM
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