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About 3 weeks ago, I started experiencing heart

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Hello doctor ,
About 3 weeks ago , I started experiencing heart palpitations. It s feels like a skipped beat followed by strong a strong one , or my heart flopping . It was happening onece a day at the beginning and now I can get it like 10 times a day . Things that might be triggering it are cigarettes, food . It can happen anytime , suddenly , and last for a couple of seconds only, but it is always followed by à panick attack and anxiety . I have seen a cardiologist about 2 months ago because I was experiencing a sharp chest pain , he did and ECG and an echocardiogram but both were fine . I also did an another ECG 2 days ago at the emergency which was fine . I m planing to visit a cardiologist tomorrow . Can this palpitations be a sign a sign of serious heart issue ? It s not accompanied with any other symptoms except anxiety .
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No doctor
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

These are pretty normal symptoms at your age.

Probably benign PVCs

nothing to worry about

is this helpful?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok , but it is really scary and causing me anxiety. Is there a way to stop them ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.
Smoking is a major trigger
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
But it does not mean that my heart is in risk ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

No, not right now.

The heart is fine

You should just work on quitting smoking

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

welcome :)