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Arrhythmias

When I am sleeping I get this strong tremor in my chest that is not my heart beat.  It will wake me up and then slowly go away within a minute or two.  My heart does seem to beat harder when this tremor is happening.  I'm not getting as much sleep as I should.  Heart doctor says my heart is very healthy.  Even had an angiogram.  What could this be?
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351404 tn?1299492730
I am interested to hear of others with this sensation also.  I used to panic thinking it was my heartbeat, but it has nothing to do with the pulse.  My husband, also an AFib sufferer on some of the same meds as me gets this too, so I am inclined to think it must be something to do with medication.  We describe it as a deep vibration, but it sounds like the same thing.  What meds are you on?   Seems also like it is nothing to worry about!
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1807132 tn?1318747197
I would say if this is happening nightly then ask for a holter to get it captured so you know exactly what you are dealing with.  If not every night then a 30 day event recorder.  If you haven't already let your cardiologist know what you are feeling and ask that you get this diagnosed.  With your heart being healthy you may not need worry about what it is but I think it prudent to investigate it a bit more.  Take care and keep us posted on how you are.
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187666 tn?1331176945
I've heard of this before and looked it up again because I couldn't remember the name. The fancy word for this is fasciculations, in other words twitching. Our muscles can do this at any time. Remember the times your eyelid went twitching? Annoying as heck. People who work out may feel this twitching now and then, usually in the legs or chest depending on their workout. Other causes can be stress/anxiety, dehydration or low levels of calcium or magnesium. But for the most part, muscle twitches tend to be normal unless you have other symptoms to go with them.
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Thanks everyone for the comforting replies.  Knowing that it is a common thing makes me feel much better.  One doctor told me that it probably has to do with playing the violin and lifting weights.  That sounds reasonable.
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