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Is it normal to have strong heart beats with a feel of pulse in the chest on lying down ?

my heart beats so strong that I can feel a pulse in my chest. especially when i am lying . i have normal EKG, normal stress EKG,and normal echo test, heart beat 65-75, avg BP 120/83, no anxiety. can you please tell me ,Strong Heart Beats , Is it normal or not?
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to

A bounding pulse is a strong and forceful pulse.

•A bounding pulse can often be seen in arteries that are close to the skin.
•A bounding pulse may be a sign of excessive fluid in the circulation (fluid overload).
•A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) and bounding pulse can occur together or separately.
•A rapid pulse can be a symptom of arrhythmia.

A bounding pulse and rapid heart rate both occur in the following conditions or events:
•Heavy exercise
•Overactive thyroid

A bounding pulse can result from fluid overload due to heart failure, chronic kidney failure, and other conditions. It may also occur in aortic valve regurgitation.

A thin body habitus can contribute to the visibility of your heart beat. There is a point on the thorax between the 5th & 6th rib where we expect to see the heart beat or feel the heart beat, especially if the individual is lying down or leaning forward.

Because your EKG is normal, as well as your stress test and echo, your heart beat is normal for you. A good pulse rate and blood pressure also points toward a healthy heart.

Contact your family physician if you experience a sudden, severe, or persistent increase in the intensity or rate of your pulse. This is particularly important when this increase is accompanied by other symptoms, or when it is not relieved by resting for a few minutes.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Abid's  Response
Hi there...
If you have feeling of strong heart beat in the presence of normal echocardiography than it can be normal in thin ,lean persons as you have no evidence of anxiety so just once get your thyroid function test ,because in some cases raised thyroid hormones can be the reason but you have normal heart rate it is highly unlikely but better to get thyroid hormone test.
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