My heart skipped a bunch of beats and I got really lightheaded

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Submitted by Dr T on July 24, 2011 – 7:29am

Question: 
I was standing in the store and out of the blue my heart skipped a bunch of beats I got really lightheaded for a  second. Then my heart starting beating fast I think cause it freaked me out. I have had many ekg and two echo. Showed nothing but pvcs and pacs. I fear this is something new or worse. Can this kill me? I have a normal heart on echo wich was a little over a year ago. Can that change? Should I have another one. Seen my doctor but looks at me confused. Seeing a cardio after begging in a month. Had a holter but ofcourse no action the whole time. Please ease my mind.

I think you need to see your doctor and get tested all over again. Palpitations associated with symptoms such as lightheadedness suggest that your heart is not pumping efficiently, potentially dangerous:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/palpitations-and-fainting/

The things you can do meanwhile include avoiding caffeine, nicotine and other toxins.
Please check these links for more information about palpitations and PVCs:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/palpitations/
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/palpitations-and-pvcs/
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/i-am-worried-about-v-tach-ventric
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/what-are-some-of-the-causes-of-pr

Hope this helps,
Dr T

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