Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

Chest discomfort, lagging pulse. Feeling pulse in neck

So every now and again, normally on full exhale of breath, my hear will feel like it flips in my chest (not painful, just weird feeling) and if I feel the pulse in my neck while this happens, My pulse stops and/or lags for approximately a half of a second. For instance, say you felt a beat every 1/4 of a second, well, when this happens, you won t feel another for an addition half of a second. I don t know what this is, and over the last year or so it has become more frequent. And if it helps, I am pretty active every day. I m a Mechanic and constantly working full time
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  69
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Cardiologist 's  Response
Dear patient,

Thanks for the concern. This may actually be a completely normal response called sinus arrhythmia, in which the regular contraction of the heart varies slightly with a more prolonged pause related to breathing. As long as you don't have other concerning symptoms such as sustained palpitations, chest pressure, lightheadedness, etc, I would not worry excessively.

Hope this helps, wish you the best health,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 30 May 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor