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 I am plagued with PVCs that drive me nuts, but my doctors say they are benign. Any suggestions for coping?
Three years ago I was diagnosed with benign PVCs. As time has passed, they seem to occur more frequently, longer bouts, and drain me physically and emotionally. They are very bothersome. I'...

 Which are the tests that can be used for early detection of a probable heart attack?

 Deaths door/ near death expiriences?
has anyone had a moment when they thought they were going to die? like a parachute failure or heart attack or being run over? sorry to be morbid i am interested. i had a really bad asthma attack and ...

 Recently got my blood pressure check and it was 168 over 109. Is this something I should go the the ER for?
I had quite a few beers the night before could that raise thte levels that high?...

 Can you help me how to quickly lower down my liver enzyme (SGPT) due to a fatty liver?
I've been taking milk thistle & other herbs for the past 4 weeks and it works but I need something to that will lower it down more quickly....

 Tingling in my left arm?
i have had a tingling in my left arm for about an hour and a half. it hasn't gotten worse, nor has it really gotten better (cept when i am up and walking around). i have had a couple other ...

 What is the best recovery program after a heart attack?
Has not happened yet, but my doctor advises me to start fresh today like it already has....

 Can a human head live without a body if we use a machine to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated?
I mean all the head needs is oxygen and blood with nutrients to the brain right? The eyeballs and mouth and nose and ears should still work. So if the head was severed the person could still be ...

 Why Does Cholesterol Proponents Enthusiam Fade Fast When Mentioning The VOLUMES Of Cultures Who Eat Saturates?
Why does Cholesterol Theory proponents enthusiasm fade fast when you mention the fact that VOLUMES of cultures eat a diet rich in saturated fat and very little CHD to none.


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 I have a high Cholesterol - what is the fastest way to lower it?
I have been told Feenugeek, porridge and garlic helps, also regular exercise. Can anyone let me know any good websites offering more information....

 My 8 yr old has developed a fast heartbeat with breathlessness, does it sound serious?
it happens when he is doing anything phyiscal like sports or messing around with his siblings. It seems like forever waiting for an hospital appointment, I am going crazy with worry....

 Can the body die from a broken heart i mean...?
physically...i mean...i dunno...
it feels so heavy...and my body is weakening
like a candle .. melting...burning out..
can it really kill you physically?
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 Is any1 scared 2 die?

 If you had all these symptoms would you bother?
I have cardiovascular disease, diabetes,chollestrol,high blood preasure, overweight, and have hidradentits suppurativa no cure none (Big boil like things), Now docs say if I don't stop smoking, I...

 Why are people so stupid even well educated ones? why can't they use their common senses? on simple instructio
I work as a receptionist in a local hospital outpatients dept. where I give plain and simple instructions to patients and professional staff. patients e.g. have to be directed to the depts. changing ...

 What makes the heart start beating fast suddenly?
Sometimes when I'm just sitting around or doing light housework, my pulse goes up suddenly- like I just ran up stairs or did something strenuous. It stays that way for awhile, then seems to go ...

 What is the youngest age somebody can have a heart attack?
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What does a skipped heart beat feel like?
where do you feel it most. is it dangerous. does it affect you. why does it happen

most people don't feel them, and live long lives even after they find out...but, i don't know how it feels

A skipped heart beat sometimes can be described as a "fluttering" feeling in your chest however, most people never actually feel it. Skipped beats are potentially dangerous if you have too many as it could mean that the heart isnt pumping blood effectively. This is very rare, though. There are a few causes of skipped beats. The most common is called premature ventricular contractions or PVC's. It just means that the bottom 2 chambers of the heart contracted before they were supposed to do so and therefore could not do it when it was time to do so. Another cause is premature atrial contractions or PAC's. PAC's still produce a heartbeat but because it happened before it was supposed to, some people notice that their pulse is irregular making them think that their heart skipped a beat. There are numerous other causes including drugs, caffiene, and nicotine but there are too many to go into here. Usually the cause of the skipped beat is much more important to know than the skipped beat itself. I would suggest going to the doctor and monitoring your pulse on a regular basis, both at rest and when active to give the doc something to go on. Good Luck.

I don't think anyone knows what it "feels" like. Yes, it is potentially dangerous. I've known people with irregular heartbeats that have had to be monitored by doctors with machines 24/7.

check your pulse regualy. The heart skips a beat when you cough, and you don't 'feel' it. Maybe you are having a panic attack,but still if not, talk to a doctor

lisa l
Sometimes the feeling of your heart "fluttering" can be due to an irregular heart beat. In most cases I've seen, the pt were experiencing axiety. If I were you, I might do a little research on anxiety.

a skipped heart beat as someone else said does indeed feel like a slight fluttering in your chest. Like a cross between a flutter and a hic up of sorts only it's your heat not your lung muscles jumping. You can notice it if your laying very still and have a history of heart mummers or flurries either yourself or in your family. Think of it as playing music, you have a set beat 1 and 2 and 1 and 2 and only ever so often you do a 1 and 1 and 2 and like a hesitation in the music that's what your heart is doing; hesitating a beat.
There is a potential for it being dangerous if it's a continuous daily occurrence. It can cause you to feel faint ( not to the point of fainting just more of a bit of light headiness for a moment ), a weakness feeling for a moment, tired, low energy that kind of thing. Most times it's treated with medication, other times it's just monitored by your doctor or a heart specialist if your doctor feels it's needed. Still other times if it's more serious more drastic measures can be suggested depending on your age even a defibrillator being put in to keep your heart regular.
I'm not real sure of the why but I think most of the reason for it to occur is mainly due to what your health is either at birth or later in life. Are you slim,exercise regularly, eat right etc; or are you overweight, sluggish, rarely exercise, eat a salad ONLY when you absolutely have to but most times eat junk food etc. Those can be factors in how your heart handles things. Stress is one of the main factors than can cause your heart to skip a beat at times just as poor nutrition, clogged arteries, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc. can also cause your heart to skip periodically.
The best thing to do is if this is something you have noticed with yourself (more than the occasionally flutter if you have over done things in the exercise department that is); is to visit your doctor and have them do a complete work up on you. Check your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, sugar levels, oxygen levels; even do a stress test on you. This entails you being hooked up to a monitor by electrodes attached to your chest and getting on a treadmill and running till they tell you to stop and turn off the treadmill. Fun test.. if your in good condition *LOL*. They do these tests a lot these day's when they have to perform surgery on a person that requires them to be under sedation for a while. Great way to find out if you have a heart condition (especially considering they do the test at the hospital *LOL* ).
Hope this helps some. I tried to find some links on it too for you.

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