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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Exercise and Fitness
Skipped a beat
I am a 29 year old female in good health. I am a little high strung normally, but not over the top. In the past year, I have periodic feelings that my heart is jumping in my chest. Sometimes it actually feels as though it skipped a beat or two. At the time I generally feel anxious - hard to tell if the anxiety makes the heart skip or vice versa. Anyway, I was hoping you could tell me if I need to look into this. It happens several times in one day, but then may go weeks withough happening again. I don`t get dizzy or anything else along with it.
I recommend you contact your personal physician regarding your situation. Many things can cause an increase in heart rate, but your physician should be contacted first.
Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati