A long gap between beats

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Hi all. I was just looking through my ecg and there was a long beat gap which was very noticeable. What is this?

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    Hi. Its a missed beat. Your sino atrial node should have fired a signal to the atrium to beat. Look up sick sinus syndrome-its a sister disease of af. I have developed it and had a pacemaker inserted under the skin in my upper chest. No missed beats for me now. You may only have the odd one. You should have a 48 hr holter monitor.
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      Hello thanks for your reply. I only noticed it when I had an echo done, it would have a few bumps but no beats. Yep I've had a 48 holter. So it could be sick sinus syndrome? As i have paroxysmal af as well

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    Hi.......I have this pause and  sometimes it feels like I'm just getting ready to black out I have to  told my cardiologist so I wore a monitor for two weeks and of course it didn't do it soon as I returned it the next night it did it but because he didn't catch it on the monitor that I was wearing he did nothing about it it is a horrible feeling especially when you're out in public or  while driving .thank God I've never blacked out

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      Hi Diana. I was having dizzy spells as well. Once I told my cardiologist and had the monitor he saw my heart was not beating for up to 6 seconds. He rang me and said to go to the hospital immediately and not to drive. Please get another holter done. A pacemaker is a relief really -you hardly know it's there. Good luck both of you.

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    Hi XoMonkey,  The long beat gap could be what's known as Ectopics.  Talking to your doctor or cardiologist about this would put your mind at rest.  Good Luck.

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      Thank you all for your replies, it means a lot. Yeah, my doctor actually told me I was experience ectopics without doing tests! I was like no, I have both palpitations and ectopics!! Here is a picture of the Echo i was talking about. The first picture is the gap, the second picture I'm not quite sure what it was doing maybe it's normal!

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