Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Arrhythmia
Hi. I went to the doctor for a check up last week. He checked my heart and said that I have signs of a arrhythmia. So he did a EKG test (I think that's what its called.) He noticed that my heart was skipping beats. He said it wasn't anything serious, but I should go see a heart specialist. He also said that kids my age shouldn't be having arrhythmias. (I'm only 19) So a week later I go to the specialist and wear a twenty four hour heart monitor. Then I go back and he shows me the paper with my heart beats. It starts off with a really big skip then it goes shorter and shorter and at the end it's almost two heart beats at the same time. There were some heart beats that dropped below the line. He said it's almost like my heart is competing with itself. I have some more tests I have to do...but I was wondering if this is really serious or something I shouldn't be worried about. I am also really out of breath when I walk upstairs or play with my sister. I'm not out of shape though...so I thought that was really weird. Oh the check up doctor said that last time I was there he didnt notice the heart skipping and said it was something I developed over time. If you can please give me some advice that would be great. Thank you so much!
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
187666 tn?1331176945
First off, any one, any age can have arrhythmias. It's not likely a young person would have clogged arteries but an electrical problem can come at any age. If it makes you feel any better, I've had various arrhythmias all my life and I'm almost 57. Nice to know I'm still kicking, huh?

I'm glad you're getting your heart checked out. If you have questions or don't understand what they're telling you, be brave and ask them to explain. Sometimes doctors are in a hurry, rattle off info and walk out. And when you get some feedback about your heart, come on back here and we can encourage you, fill in some blanks and explain how we live with our own funny heart beats.

irene
Comment
Cancel
187666 tn?1331176945
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar m tn
Blank
swapon added the Blood Pressure Tracker
4 hrs ago
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
4730868 tn?1362623278
Blank
Theobaldm1989 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank