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Hello, I have suffered with infrequent palpitations over the

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I have suffered with infrequent palpitations over the last few years but in the last few days I have been having hard thumps and double beats approximately 1 every 10 seconds for long periods. I have been doing my own heart monitoring waveforms and it is clear my heart is beating irregular on some recordings, skipping beats, then double beating and has been consistently corresponding with the feelings in my chest. I am not feeling un-well, not felt dizzy, sick or faint and have been running 4 miles every other day for the past few weeks, which is not unusual to my lifestyle. During the exercise my pulse rises and the palpitations stop but shortly come back after stopping. My average resting pulse rate is 48 bpm and my heart only ever gets to 120 - 150 bpm during exercise. I am 30 years old, 5ft 11, 16 stone, healthy and have played sports the majority of my life. Advice on whether I should seek further medical advice would be appreciated. They are effecting my sleep and I am starting to get concerned.
Yes you need further medical advice.
You can not have an accurate picture yourself.
You need a 24 to 48 hour holter monitor, as placed and then read by a cardciologist.
Most likely these are PVCs and they are benign.
However, more serious possibilities even though unlikely, need to be excluded by a doctor.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It's good to hear these are probably benign . What are PVC's?
Premature ventricular contractions...often feel like skipped beats or double beats.
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