Why Am I Having Heart Palpitations?

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Heart Palpitations: The First Time My Heart "Skipped a Beat"

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...

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