Irregular heartbeats

Thiruvananthapuram, India
July 21, 2009 5:27am CST
Experiencing variations in heart rhythm,,,,slow as well as faster rates of beat.Does this portend anything or not a cause for worry?
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
22 Jul 09
it could mean different things you need to get it checked out
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I have had problems with a fast heart rate for years. I went to the doctor and everything checks out fine. I do take medicine for it. Its better to go get it checked out. It could be nothing but its better to be safe than sorry.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
24 Jul 09
It is definitely a cause for worry depending the type of irregular heartbeat. I do suggest one see a doctor. Likely the doctor will recommend other than the ECG, a treadmill test. See a doctor if you are unwell.
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@Canellita (12059)
• United States
23 Jul 09
That depends on several things, your lifestyle, caffeine intake, overall health, etc. Arythmia is not always a sign of heart problems but you should check with your doctor.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
22 Jul 09
Well I would definitely check that out .I think they call taht a whisper or something liek that butI am no doctor and the most important thing is that you need to get experienced help.I dont want to scare you but that could be the genesis of heart problems
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@urbandekay (18314)
22 Jul 09
Sounds like stress, don't worry about it but go for a check up just in case all the best urban
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I would think it's something u need to have checked out.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
Palpitations of the heart is a sign that something is not right with you. I think many people who reach certain age suffer irregular heartbeats. Do not take it lightly as it might be fatal if it is left unchecked by a heart specialist.
@MNRFOLEY (223)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
I do have irregular heartbeat I got a condition called as tachycardia or in laymans term a vry fast heart beat. I had this since I was a child and it was secondary to my hyperactive thyroids anyway I rarely suffer frm it now since I always have a regular checkups and he advises me on how to treat my thyroid problem and how to control the symptoms.It is always a great idea to have a regular check ups even if you feel well. It is better to be cautious than be sorry in the end. :)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Jul 09
I have irrgular heartbeats myself. My doctor runs a stress test on me once a year to make sure that my heart is alright. There are times when I have went to see him that my heart has beat fast. Then there are times that it has beat slow. So far my stress tests have turned out alright but it still worries me when I have to take one.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
21 Jul 09
You should consult a doctor, carelessness in case of heart is not good, may it be normal but be sure about it, there are many cases, where we see people are normal we can't find any problem in their behaviour still they get attacks, so better don't neglect and see that the doctor says..follow it carefully, and you will be tensionless.....
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
21 Jul 09
It could. It may be nothing but it is best to be checked by a doctor.
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@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
21 Jul 09
If you are having irregular heartbeats, you may be having anxiety or it could be a warning that something is wrong. Anxiety can cause your heart to beat wildly, as if it's going to burst from your chest. This is quite scary and uncomfortable. You should let your doctor check you out. Better safe than sorry!
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
It is better to go to the doctor and have your check-up. Anything that matters to the heart should be given attention and not to be ignored. I hope you will be well. Take care of yourself.
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