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    Old 07-10-2005, 04:21 AM   #1
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    Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    I was trying to feel my pulse for a second and then I felt 3 sudden fast beats and then it went back to normal...I dont think it couldve been my imagination since it felt real but is it bad if this happens?

    Also I notice that If i breathe in deeply my heart accelerates quickly and slows down the moment I exhale, is that normal too? Just curious since im still trying to learn some things about the heart.

     
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    Old 07-10-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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    Re: Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    You need to relax, the heart beat reacted to what you were doing. And you alright. Just relax and not worry about problems till you do have such a situation. Taking the pulse should be done when you are calm and not distracted by anything or any one. You have to concetrate for it to done correctly. Just relax.

     
    Old 07-10-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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    Re: Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    okay, thanks. So it really can react to how im feeling at the moment? and when I feel it maybe my heart just went fast because I was doing it so quickly, right?

     
    Old 07-10-2005, 06:06 PM   #4
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    Re: Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    I've had that exact same thing a few times - the 3 quick beats and then back to normal. I happened to catch it when taking my pulse (didn't even feel a palp). I mentioned it to my cardiologist and she acted like it was no big deal. I think it's just another type of ectopic beat, not necessarily anything ominous (I just passed my cardiac evaluation and I'm told everything is fine). If your heart checked out okay in the usual round of tests, I don't think you have a thing to worry about.

    Also, it's completely normal for your heart to speed up slightly on inhalation and slow down on exhalation. I remember when I first noticed that, it freaked me out a little bit too

     
    Old 07-11-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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    Re: Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    Heart rate changing with your breathing is called sinus arrhythmia and it's normal. A cardio on a forum said that it is actually a good thing. You can do a search on "sinus arrhythmia" on this link and find what I have mentioned: http://www.*******.org/perl6/cardio/wwwboard.html Hmmm, ok, it isn't allowing the link, sorry. Do a search on cardio forums to find it is all I can think. Why wouldn't they allow a link for educational purposes?

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    Old 07-11-2005, 09:50 PM   #6
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    Re: Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    okie doke. thanks guys.

     
    Old 07-12-2005, 05:21 AM   #7
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    Re: Scared...did my heart just beat fast for a second...?

    It's part of life. Don't worry.

     
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