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Heart palpitations, lightheaded, dizzy. What can I do?

Hello. I am having heart palpitations for 3 weeks now. My heart stops after 3 beats and then resumes with a big beat. It feels like my heart is expanding or rolling over when this happens and last for 5-6 hours at a time. I had EKG , blood work,ECO test and my cardiologist says I have nothing to worry about. My heart is healthy. But today I had another eppisode and I became so dizzy and lightheaded I fell to my bathroom floor. This went away in about 10 mins. Should I switch cardiologist and get a second opinion? Its starting to scare me. I do drink alcohol and smoke daily. I work 12-15 hours a day, Married with 4 kids.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are having palpitation and with symptoms that means irregular heart beat, some time it happens at odd times and at other time heart activity is normal.
If your EKG, Echo test are normal ,you still should not give up please get your holter monitoring in which heart beats are recorded for at least 24 hours and depending on result of this study a EPS ( Electro Physiological study) should be planned.
If there is any thing detected and treatable must be treated.
There is no harm in taking second opinion.
Please take care
Good Luck.

Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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