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Does heart stop beating while hiccup?

does your heart stop beating when you hiccup?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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NO! An irregularity in your heart beat is dangerous and not caused by hiccups (or sneezing). A hiccup is an involuntary spasm of your diaphragm.
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