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

My heart skips a beat when i lay down. What could be the reason for this?

For years I ve had these weird heart beats where my heart skips a beat and then theres a hard THUMP in my chest right after. This happens a couple of times a day, especially when I m lying down. I did some research and heard of something called PACs and PVCs, though I m not entirely sure if I have this or not, I keep hearing from different people that they are deadly and that they aren t deadly and I m trying to figure out which it is. Years ago the doctor thought that she heard a murmur and they checked and said I was fine. I m not having panic attacks when I feel the heart palpitations either. I don t want to go to the doctor because I read that many people with my condition are just fine and that only elderly people with other heart diseases die from it, but I m still scared. It cant be Arrhythmia because my heart rate is normal and Ive had my heart checked before and it came out fine
Asked On : Sat, 12 Dec 2009
Answers:  2 Views:  1355
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Psychiatrist 's  Response
HI,WELCOME TO HEALTH CARE MAGIC IRREGULAR PALPITATION IS VERY COMMAN AND OFTEN INDICATIVE OF STRESS,AS YOUR DOCTOR HAS ALREADY EVALUATED YOU AND FOUND NO PATHOLOGICAL CAUSE IT IS MOSTLY INDICATIVE OF STRESS,
STRESS IS NOT MERALY ANY PANIC ATTACK AS GENERALLY BELIEVED IT CAN BE HYPOVOLUMEMIA I.E DEHYDRATED CONDITION OR SIMPLY AN ENDOCRINE DISORDER LIKE THYROID IMBALANCE,ANEMIA ALSO CAUSES SUCH SYMPTOMS.SO IT IS WISER TO ADVICE YOU A ROUTINE INVESTIGATION RATHER THAN TO JUMPING ON ANY CONCLUSION LIKE CARDIOMAYOPATHY AS ADVISED IN EARLIER POST,AVOID REFFERING TO ADVICES SUCH AS THE ABOVE ANSWER AS THEY ONLY CAUSE CONFUSION AND HAVOCK.HEALTHCAREMAGIC IS DEDICATED WITH A NUMBER OF SPECIALISTS FOR MOST APPROPRIATE ADVICE.
Answered: Tue, 13 Sep 2011
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

  User's Response
Sounds like some sort of Arrhythmia. A PAC would make it seem like you skipped a heartbeat... Most arrhythmias are benign. Are these due to your activity level and your diet or is it pre-existing? Have you had an EKG? You can always ask for a second opinion and ask to refer you to get an EKG for piece of mind. Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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....
©2014 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