Faster Heart Beat when Swallowing?

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   Posted 5/10/2011 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, 1st post here blush

I recently found an old stethoscope of mine and decided to give my heart a listen. Everything seemed normal, until I swallowed (be it food, saliva, or a drink).
My heart beat increased for maybe just 1 second, and then goes back to normal....

I tried an experiment where I drank a large bottle of water very quickly while listening to my heart. I noticed that my heart beat went up drastically while drinking the water (non stop), until I stopped.

Is this a normal occurrence? Is my heart beat supposed to increase when I swallow?

Thanks turn

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/10/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It's called deglutition tachycardia.....or faster heartbeat while swallowing. If you are concerned about this please see your Dr. This seems to be a common issue for many people - personally I would not worry about this phenomenon.
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