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Heart skips a beat, 17 weeks pregnant. EKG, echo normal. Reasons ?

Hello I am 17 weeks pregnant and I noticed that my heart skips a beat is this normal? I am 39 years old this has happened in the beginning of my pregnancy I was so worried I went to my Gp I had an EKG and and Echo and Stress done and they said everything was fine. I am also under a lot of stress could this be why it s happening?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
yes stress could be one of the cause but we should check hemoglobin for anemia and BP to know this is also normal .I would advise to take good healthy diet take a walk daily also do Yoga and meditation listen to some good music and relax read good books ,simple deep breathing exercises works very well. some times ventricular ectopic beats may be cause then a Holter recording may be required?
Answered: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Harish Naik's  Response
Welcome to HCM,

I will try my best to provide you with best possible professional recommendations to your questions.

As your EKG & stress test are normal you need not worry.

Heart rate normally increases during pregnancy , so you might be feeling like skip of heart beat .

Stress also causes increase in heart rate and palpitations, so i advice you to be calm and divert yourself in some activites
Answered: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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