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What causes fast and irregular heart beats?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: My heart is beating irregular, its "thumping" really hard. It feel like every 5-6 beats. Do I need to have this checked out? It's actually keeping me awake.
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be caused by premature beats, which are benign

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

From your description it seems you have premature beats (extrasystolies).
Actually they are quite benign in your age. They can be triggered by alcohol, caffeine, stress, etc. If it is the first there is nothing to worry, if you have such complaints frequently, I would advise you to do an ECG and try to regulate your lifestyle.

Hope I could help you

Wishing you good health

In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask

Regards,



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What causes fast and irregular heart beats?

Brief Answer: Can be caused by premature beats, which are benign Detailed Answer: Dear Mrs, From your description it seems you have premature beats (extrasystolies). Actually they are quite benign in your age. They can be triggered by alcohol, caffeine, stress, etc. If it is the first there is nothing to worry, if you have such complaints frequently, I would advise you to do an ECG and try to regulate your lifestyle. Hope I could help you Wishing you good health In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask Regards,