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Why does my heart skip a beat ?

My heart seems like it stops for a slight moment then restarts. It use to happen rarely like when was I running a mile or exercising. Recently it seems like it has been happening every 5 minutes or so. I also found out that my dad has a heart murmur(not sure if that is the correct term, but it is something about his heart beating strangely) I m only 15 by the way....
Sun, 15 Jan 2012
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It just happens occasionally. I have an ectopic site on my heart and I get those misfires as well. Nothing deadly but I did go get it checked out when I was 16 and again at 23 and 25. It makes it worse once you realize it is there. You start focusing on your heartbeat and by stressing out about it you create another series of flutters. You're 15 and you will be fine. I went through the same barrage of tests. I'm now 32 and going to get a surgery to stop it later this fall. No doctor would even treat it for me till I was older. Still go see a Dr if you want, watch those nasty prescriptions they will want to try to give you.....many require you to take them for life. (I refused and glad I did) Honestly though, stop thinking about it and don't panic. It's considered normal anymore.
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