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Is irregular heart beat a cause for concern?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: My heart skips a beat once a min or so. Is this a problem?
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems like extrasystolies

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

From your description it looks like you have extrasystolies, it is an arrhythmia, when there are premature heart contractions. If they are less than 200-400 a day it is not dangerous. If they are more or you are very symptomatic there will be a need for treatment.
I would advise you to have a holter monitoring done, it is an examination when your 24 hour ECG is registered, so your physician can see the exact amount of arrhythmias and decide whether there is a need for treatment.

Hope this was helpful

Wishing you good health

Regards
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Brief Answer: Seems like extrasystolies Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, From your description it looks like you have extrasystolies, it is an arrhythmia, when there are premature heart contractions. If they are less than 200-400 a day it is not dangerous. If they are more or you are very symptomatic there will be a need for treatment. I would advise you to have a holter monitoring done, it is an examination when your 24 hour ECG is registered, so your physician can see the exact amount of arrhythmias and decide whether there is a need for treatment. Hope this was helpful Wishing you good health Regards