It’s Valentine’s Day- can your heart literally skip a beat?
It’s Valentine’s month and love is definitely in the air. When you think of the one you love, does your heart skip a beat? You’ve probably heard this figure of speech, but what if the rhythm of your heart really does seem a little off? Atrial ...
Really? Your Heart Skips a Beat When You Sneeze
Some old wives’ tales contain only a kernel of truth, if any. But the one about your heart skipping a beat during a sneeze is not completely unfounded. Just before sneezing, most people take a deep breath. This increases pressure in the chest and briefly ...
When your heart skips a beat
But a pacemaker can help improve the quality of life. Ever felt your heart skipping a beat? A missing beat by itself might not be significant but if you notice other symptoms like fatigue, weakness, fainting spells, and an inability to cope with the normal ...
Got a fib? Get aggressive about losing weight
But if your doctor says your heart is skipping a beat, it may mean you have (or are headed for) atrial fibrillation or A fib. A fib is a disturbed heart rhythm that happens when rapid, erratic electrical signals make the heart's two upper chambers (called ...
Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.
Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you’re sitting still or lying down.