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My husband woke up and his heart has been skipping beats. No

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My husband woke up and his heart has been skipping beats. No chest pain, sweating or other pain. No nauseau.
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: No shortness of breath. Just every so often, his heart skips a beat. No other symptoms.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No history of heart disease.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

How is his pulse rate now?

How frequently is it occurring?

How old is he?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.
I am sorry for his symptoms.
This skipped heart beat feeling can be from increased rate or rhythm or due to heart's ectopic beats.
Ectopic beats arise from other sites of the heart besides its normal site.
In most of the cases they are benign in nature .
However if it occurs regularly, he should consult doctor.
EKG, Holter monitor can be taken which can record rate & rhythm over 24 hours.
This will give a clear picture.
He needs to avoid anxiety, stress, tea, coffee, alcohol, & smoking (if he does any) which often exacerbates it.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish him early recovery.
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
His pulse will speed up a little and then slow down and then it skips a beat. It's been happening since we woke up. It happens about once a year but it happened a couple of weeks ago and lasted about 15 minutes. This time it's been about an hour and it's still going on.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Should we go to the emergency room?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

I sent an answer just now.

As it is continuing for an hour, I feel you should go to ER.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
57 years old. On our way to er now.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you,
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

You are welcome.

Doctor will take an EKG, find out the problem.

Wish him good luck.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you. We just returned from the er, and all checks out ok. Benign condition.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

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