How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 46934
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

I'm 76 years old and in good general health. About 1 month

Customer Question

I'm 76 years old and in good general health. About 1 month ago I developed transient heart beat. I have had a ECG and was told everything is ok,however, the ECG was taken when my heart beat was regular. I have no other symptoms apart from being aware especially at night that my heart beat is irregular, it seems to miss a few beats,with my pulse dropping to 48/50 beats. As I feel OK should try to ignore the feeling, I guess its about 50% irregular.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

it can be normal at your age for your heart to miss a beat once in a while.

Dr. David :

do you have excessive anxiety symptoms?

Dr. David :

in the US, you might get a holter monitor test to monitor your heart beat for 24 hours to look at skipped beats.

Dr. David :

but this is an expensive test.

Dr. David :

I'm not sure your doctors will want to do this test for you.

Dr. David :

especially if you have no symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-kg61nq8a- :

thanks for putting my mind at rest, I have anxiety symtoms.

Dr. David :

are you getting treatment for your anxiety symptoms?

JACUSTOMER-kg61nq8a- :

No

Dr. David :

you might want to talk to your doctor to see if your anxiety symptoms are bad enough to need treatment.

Dr. David :

but I would not worry about your heart beats and skipped beats.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

JACUSTOMER-kg61nq8a- :

OK thanks

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

if done, please leave positive feedback below.

Dr. David :

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback.

Dr. David :

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/

Dr. David :

is my website if you need to reach me again.

Dr. David :

thanks for using Justanswer.com

Dr. David :

do you see the ratings area below?

Dr. David :

thanks.

Dr. David and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you