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Skipping heart beat. No history of anything. Problem?

Hello. I am a very fit 52 year old male with no history of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, etc on either side of my family. Excercise daily, healthy diet, lifelong nonsmoker, 2-3 beers per week, no drug use; typically the most fit person in the room.

Recently I've been noticing my heart will go through periods of skipping every 6th beat. Problem?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dear sir
Thanks for writing to us.
Do you noticed them by chance or you have any symptoms?i hope you never had blackout/ loss of consciousness/ shortness of breath or unexplained fall. if these symptoms are there , please see your cardiologist at priority.
Possibly the beats you feel are premature beats. the first thing required in their work-up is an ECG followed by ECHO and if your ECG shows premature beats, ECHO is normal & you do not have any symptoms, nothing is to be done. if ECHO is normal and yuo have some symptoms, it can be managed by a single drug.
In the meanwhile try to remain calm/relaxed, do not drink too much of tea/coffee. if you are taking any anti-asthma/common cold medicine, they may also cause this.
feel free to discuss further.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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