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Admit it. The title of this little sharepost sounds romantic, doesn't it? My heart skipped a beat. Zing!went the strings of my heart. Well my heart went Boom when she crossed that room...
Ah, love is grand, but palpitations...not so much.
My first experience with skipped beats happened in high school, which is typical for those who have mitral valve prolapse or a "heart murmur," usually a benign condition. Hormones of adolescence can trigger these sometimes noticeable "blips" on the heart's radar screen, but contrary to what we may feel, these are not actually skipped beats.
Premature Ventricular Contractions or Atrial Contractions (PVCs or PACs) are actually the heart's way of making up for a pause with an extra beat which often feels forceful and gets our attention.
Any time we are paying attention to our hearts we probably aren't having a good time. The heartbeat ideally should be unnoticeable to us. Still, millions of Americans are familiar w...
If you think may be experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack,
do not wait to see if they go away. If you experience discomfort or
pain in the chest, unusual shortness of breath (especially if you
are a woman), heart palpitations, discomfort in the arms, back,
neck or jaw, bluish fingernails, nausea (women) or lightheadedness,
or have another condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure,
call 911 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
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What to Do If You Think You Are Having a Heart
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Tell the operator you think you are
having a heart attack. The first three to six hours after the onset
of a heart attack are critical. It is important to get medical
attention at once. Delaying medical attention can lead to permanent
damage to the he...
CHF; Congestive heart failure; Left-sided heart failure; Right-sided heart failure - Cor pulmonale
Symptoms of heart failure most often begin slowly. At first, they may only occur when you are very active. Over time, breathing problems and other symptoms may be noticed even when you are resting.
However, heart failure symptoms may begin suddenly after a heart attack or other heart problem.
Common symptoms are:
Shortness of breath
with activity, or after lying down for a while
Swelling of feet
Swelling of the abdomen
Irregular or rapid pulse
Sensation of feeling the heart beat ( palpitations )
Loss of appetite
Other symptoms may include:
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