Re: Heart Seems To Pause, Then Re-Start With A Thump - What's Wrong?
Obviously, nobody could tell for sure over the internet and it could be a lot of things, but it sounds like PVC's: Premature Ventricular Contractions. I suffer from them too, as do many of the people on this board. I am told by my doctor and cardiologist that they are benign and common, and my impression is that this is by far the most likely thing. The holidays (stress) and eating (especially alcohol? coffee?) would tend to aggravate them.
When I had them just occasionally, I just lived with them. When they started to suddenly happen every day for an hour + I went to see my doctor and I'm still not done with the process of verifying that this is all they were. Please don't ask me if that effort has been worth it; I really don't know.
I've talked with people and seen people on this board who have them almost 24x7. There is a thread: PVC's: Your opinion matters or something like that, that talks about it more. You might want to check it out; it was just a week or two ago.
For what it's worth, I know how scary it is.
Coming to grips with this happening to ME