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Heart skips a beat, loss of breath. EKG normal. What could be wrong ?

My heart skips a beat atleast three times a day. In that moment I lose my breath. Just before this began, about 1 month ago, I just knew I was having a heart attack oneday. I went to ER they did an ekg said it was fine. But since then I have these skipped heartbeats and afterwards I m have that same heart attack feeling chest pains that run down my left arm as well. What could be wrong here?
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
I read your mail in detail and wants to help you out. You have done your EKG when you have not a missing beat and reports normal. You needs to do Holter study which is 24 hours EKG recording and we can know about how many missing beats you have and what treatment you need.
The missing beat nay be Ectopic or Sinus pause. The treatment are different for both. So in my advice go for holter study and than consult your Cardiologist and get proper treatment.
Best Wishes
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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