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Old 12-16-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Heart fluttering

Occasionally I experience a strange sensation in my chest followed by a sort of fluttering. Usually this lasts just a couple of flutters but the other day it lasted for 4 1/2 minutes and when I took my pulse it was beating maybe 3 or 4 beats and then seeming to miss one. I get this mostly when I am in bed about to go to sleep although once it happened when I was driving and made me quite breathless that I had to stop driving - that time it felt as if my heart was about to leap out of my chest. I am 38.
Is this normal?

 
Old 12-16-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Heart fluttering

Yes, it is most likely "normal." What you are experiencing is premature beats which oddly enough seem to occur more often in healthy hearts than diseased . That being said, if it's happened enough to bother you, by all means ask a doctor about it to rule out any possible causes that may need to be treated .
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:55 AM   #3
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Re: Heart fluttering

yes...I get this sensation as well....but mine is often and makes me feel sick and quite rotton. I have had a heart monitor fitted a while back ...and it said only a missed beat..as two beats togther..then misses...but I do not like the sicky feeling....I could be sitting down to a meal and it happens and puts me off...and I could be going somewhere and I end up not going because I feel un well...anoying really
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