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can a missed heart beat happen when you have acid reflux or

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can a missed heart beat happen when you have acid reflux or indigestion as mine happens when I am bloated or feel hungry
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Absolutely. This is quite common
This happens due to stimulation of the vagus nerve
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have already been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat but from lunch time to tea time a can feel a flutter when I have not eaten and I feel bloated I have checked my pulse and have caught it a couple of times and it feels like a quick beat

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Likely a benign PVC but a holder monitor will show it
A holter is a 24 hour wearable EKG
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

is there anything that can treat it

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
it doesn't need treatment if that is what it is
but yes there is
beta blockers like metoprolol can (medicine)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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