ya 99 percent chance pvcs...just mention it to your doc, and theyll probably get you a holter monitor which is just something you wear that detects and records your heart beat for weeks...pvcs are not one bit dangerous..ive had em for four years, and i have forgotten about them..you will too.
This depends if you really are missing a beat. Most feelings of missed beats are in fact caused by what are called 'ectopic' beats: two beats closer together, which means you have the sensation of missing a beat. These are harmless. They can be caused by stress, caffeine, anxiety. What was happening when you had this experience?
True missed beats are rare, and are usually connected to a form of heart block (I should know, I have this). That's why you need a 24 hour Holter recording. If your symptoms are rarer than this, ask for a 7 day loop recorder.
Either way, there is no immediate health threat. If your symptoms continue for more than an hour at a time go to the emergency room: they can give you an ECG and let you know straight away what's happening.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.