I have had my heart skipping beats for years however if is much more frequent now than it has been in the past. When I first noitced it I asked my doctor about it and he said it is usually just from nicotine and caffiene. For the last several years I have been drinking decaf coffee and now six months ago quit smoking however the skpped beats keep happening. At one time there was usually about 20 seconds between missed beats and it may not happen for several days in a row. Now they are almost everyday although there are some days I don't notice it, so whether it isn't happening or I simply don't notice it, I am not sure. They are now usually about 3 seconds between the missed beats.
Just wondering what if anything can be done about it or if it is something to be concerned about.
Symptomatic palpitations can be caused by a variety of reasons such as ectopic/premature atrial or ventricular beats. If you are having an increased frequency of these associated with some symptoms - it might be reasonable to have some initial work up performed by your primary care physician. An initial EKG and possibly a holter monitor (24-72 hours) would be the first step to identify any irregularities in your baseline rhythm/conduction as well as catching any events (which can also see how often, and at what duration, these are occuring).
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