Avatar universal

I can see my heart beat...all the time

If I look at where my heart is on my chest, I can see the fatty tissue pulse with each heart beat. Is that something to worry about?
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
612551 tn?1450022175
Not enough information for me to help.  

What is your heart rate at rest, and can you see the chest move at that rate?  Is your blood pressure high?  Do you have any other symptoms, are you on any heart medications?

If all your signs are normal and you feel fine and strong I think there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps someone who also can see physical motions of their heart reflected on the surface of their chest will post, that would be informative.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I can see the heart beat at my resting rate, I have normal bp, and I'm not on any medication.
Helpful - 0
612551 tn?1450022175
Normal BP, that's good.

Still, the details are too few for me, and it appears others, to comment in specific detail. Some other facts that could be helpful:
1) what is your resting HR
2) is the HR regular, or irregular (ref: a good HR would be one per second, and very regular)
3) does it feel like your heart is "pounding"
4) what is your body weight/build, I'd guess a very thin person's heart movement might cause a visible movement on the chest, I'm not very thin so I can't check on myself : >)

If you don't come up with any other symptoms, and feel good, I again say I don't see anything to worry about.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
1 - My resting HR is approx. 68 beats per minute.
2 - Some beats feel slightly irregular and out of sync
3 - My heart occasionally feels like it's pounding; usually during stress
4 - I only weigh about 140 lbs. I am skinny with a bit of a gut and some breast fat.

I'm seeing a cardiologist on Wed. What questions would you recommend I ask him?
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Heart Rhythm Community

Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318743597
Chicago, IL
1423357 tn?1511085442
Central, MA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Are there grounds to recommend coffee consumption? Recent studies perk interest.
Salt in food can hurt your heart.
Get answers to your top questions about this common — but scary — symptom
How to know when chest pain may be a sign of something else
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.