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I'm a little concerned about my heart beat. I tend to get

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Hi there, I'm a little concerned about my heart beat. I tend to get heart palpitations which have worsened lately (I have just had a baby 2 months ago) and noticed that my heart rhythm is strange in that it slows down and quickens, it's not an even pace. Does this mean anything significant?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 12 months ago.

Hello

Welcome to JA.

I am a double board certified clinical doctor and can help you with this.

It can mean something.

You need

EKG

24 hour holter monitor to see if you have a rhythm problem, if it does not show on the EKG.

Slowing down and quikening per se is usually normal.

This even happens taking a breath in and out.

Palpatations are more like skipped beats, pauses and racing heart.

But I still recommend that you be safe and get the exam.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thank you for the quick response. I spoke to my GP about this and she said she would refer me to get an ekg that they would do for 10 mins. Is this enough time to pick something up? Does tiredness affect palpitations? I'm only getting 4-5hrs sleep a night because of new baby
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 12 months ago.

24 hours on a monitor you wear is better.

If it is benign palpitations, any stress can make it worse.

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