It sounds like premature ventricular contractions to me if there are "skips" (a missed beat followed by several more forceful beats). I've had that for about 6-7 years. Well, actually, I've felt glitches for 15 years, but it became a full-blown thing for half that time. I've had several ekgs, a Holter monitor
and an echocardiogram
. Everything came back normal, but I take Atenolol
because the irregular beats were frequent enough to affect my quality of life. The only reason I was given an echocardiogram was for my reassurance, because the doctors were convinced it was nothing dangerous. If you think it'll help you feel better about things, maybe you should get one too. Also, if you're a worrier, chronic anxiety
can be a cause for that condition (which is benign, but annoying).