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Is heavily pulsating carotid artery on neck abnormal?

I noticed what I think is my carotid artery jumping sporadically today. It has been doing this for at least 2 ours. I checked my pulse rate. It is 65 beats/minute. Should I be concerned about this upsetting jumping on the left side of my neck?
Fri, 15 Jul 2016
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Jumping carotid pulsation signifies abnormality of heart beat.It may be a missing pulse due to atrial fibrillation or bundle branch block.You must consult your doctor.
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