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Hello I'm Dr Chip
How often do these occur?
And how many of them do you have in, say, a minute's time?
Nothing too serious here
These are premature atrial contractions and it's not a dangerous rhythm problem and it isn't a threatened heart attack
Many people have them
Sometimes caffeine can cause them but they can also signal an electrolyte imba***** *****ke low potassium, magnesium, or calcium
You need to see your doctor for this to get an EKG and some blood work
If necessary they can be treated with either a beta blocker like propranolol or a calcium channel blocker like verapamil
Please let me know if you need any more information
It could be the anemia yes
A dangerous rhythm would be a sudden very rapid rise in your pulse rate or many skipped beats back to back
But this is an electrical problem with your heart and not a coronary artery blood flow problem so it isn't going to give you a heart attack