Heart Palpatations

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Q:

Occasionally I feel my heart skip a beat or “flutter” a few times a week. This can happen either when I do excerise, or even at quiet moments. Its very scary. I am healthy at 153lbs. 44 years old, and did have a EKG checkup 2 years prior to 2010. Everything checked out normal on the dr’s printout then. My diet is good. Low caffeine intake in the morning. I do have anxiety on occasion too but on a small dose of Xanax. 0.5. Very small. So that being said, should I be concerned about this?

A:
If these are new, you should have it checked out. Most likely there is no problem, and all it will do is reassure you.
Read more here, I have blogged about this before:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/palpitations/
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/palpitations-and-pvcs/
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/i-am-worried-about-v-tach-ventric
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/what-are-some-of-the-causes-of-pr
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/palpitations-and-fainting/
You’ll find these are rather common complaints and most people don’t need treatment, only reassurance once their heart proves OK.
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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