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My heart skips a beat every few mins should I be worried, No

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My heart skips a beat every few mins should I be worried
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: No there’s no history and my health has been fine up until today
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No thanks

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Any chest pain or shortness of breath with this?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No pain just a little shortness
Customer: replied 4 months ago.

Hold on please

These are premature atrial contractions and they aren't dangerous--they don't let to a heart attack

They can indicate a problem with potassium or calcium levels and stress can bring them on

You need to see your doctor for an exam, blood work, an EKG and an echocardiogram

If need be they can be treated with a low dose of a beta blocker medication like propranolol

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
That’s great Thank you

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