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jaylow
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   Posted 9/28/2005 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
why do heart beats become irregular ? Is there any specific reason as to why it happens and is it a serious condition ? please explain.

Teri16
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   Posted 9/28/2005 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jaylow and Welcome to HealingWell!! yeah
 
The cause of irregular heartbeats can come from many sources.  The heart itself can be having some 'electrical' problems, or it can be brought on by other outside reasons.  Do you have any other health issues? - like an over active thyroid?  We've discussed another issue here before re panic attacks - they have been known to bring these on.  It could be a medication.  Caffeine is another one that is a culprit of causing irregular heartbeats or palpitations.
 
You can see by what I've mentioned above that irregular heartbeats can be brought on by health problems that could be serious, or even from benign issues. 
 
Hope this has helped?!
 
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   Posted 9/28/2005 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Teri: I have a really silly question regarding irregular heartbeats, so thought I'd stick it here. Not sure if this is normal or abnormal, but sometimes when I get tense, I can feel my pulse and feel it speed up and slow down, fairly rapidly. Seems to be steady, maybe a couple extrasystoles thrown in there, but when tense and having small muscle spasms it is difficult to tell if it's that or just a "missed" beat that I didn't catch.
It rarely gets into sinus tach category while I'm resting, but does do this "cycling" where it's fast, then slow, then fast. Someone told me, can't remember who, that it's normal and has to do with breathing, so as long as you are breathing your heart rate is going to change.
Just thought I'd stick this here and see what you thought!! ;)
-Sarah
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/28/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sarah! tongue
 
You know the old saying, "there's never a silly/stupid question"?  That is so true especially when it concerns the heart!!
 
Have you ever been told you might have PVC's, premature ventricular contractions?  Have you ever had any reason to suspect that you had any heart trouble?  I'm only asking these questions as sometimes when people ask me a question like this it's very difficult to answer not knowing any prior history.  I'm not a Dr. so I can't diagnose, but what I can definitely recommend, is to make a Dr.'s appt. and have this addressed by him/or her to be on the safe side!
 
Read some of what I posted above and read the links as well.  It may help to give you some personal insight on this.  However, I still would like to hear that you are going to discuss this with your Dr. whether you believe it's normal, or not. :)
 
Don't ever second guess yourself on these things, as it's always better to be safe than sorry!!
 
Big Hugs, Teri  tongue
 
Please let me know what happens!!
 
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jtm297
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   Posted 9/29/2005 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have irregular heart beats and know a bit about it because I'm still dealing with it. Yes it has to do with your electricity in your heart. Do you see an Electrophysiologist?

John
 
 
 
 
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/29/2005 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi John! tongue
 
How have you been doing?!
 
Re your statement above, it is true in some cases that an EP study is highly recommended, but there are also other causes that bring these on and since we're not Dr.'s we're not allowed to diagnose.  That's why I encourage most people to get these things checked out by their own Dr.'s first.
 
I really hope that you are doing okay, and I'm so glad to see you posting again!!
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/29/2005 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
John, please see the forum rules re posting personal info. It's for your safety, too.

Hugs, Teri :)
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SarahP
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   Posted 9/29/2005 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Teri: I have been checked out by a cardiologist, he found no heart problems whatsoever and told me any "palpitations" were due to anxiety. I have NOT been diagnosed with PVC's or PAC's. Many EKG's and a Holter all showed normal sinus rhythym. So, the doc says anything that I feel odd going on with my heart is not dangerous... just normal and brought on by anxiety.. tho, I don't have an anxiety problem.. just panic attacks.. mostly due to feeling strange beats.. hmm.. what a lovely cycle.
-Sarah
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