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Q. I sometimes have a weird heartbeat that feels like a big thump. Should I worry?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 29, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 25, and I have really bad anxiety about my health. I have been to therapists but nothing seems to help. Since I was 20, I have had these weird heartbeats that would last no more than a second that feels like a big thump. They would happen randomly and usually worse when I am bloated, after a huge meal. I went to the hospital for that/chest pain, and racing heart, got an EKG and blood tests and the doctor said that my EKG was all clear. I have also had four EKGs in the past (one last year), blood test for my heart, and they all came back clear. Should I be concerned?

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Most probably, these are ventricular premature complexes. These are ectopic or extra beats. These are usually benign and not life-threatening. These are frequently associated with MVP (mitral valve prolapse), also caffeine, alcohol, thyroid, gastritis and acidity problems may aggravate these.

Since these are not frequent, ECG may be normal. So, in that case, you will need 24-hour Holter monitoring which can diagnose these.

You should also get a thyroid test done. You will need beta blockers like Metoprolol to keep these under control. Discuss with your doctor about this.

For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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