heart palpitations

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Having heart palpitations regularly at night when I lie down lasting half an hour or so(heart thumps then seems like it misses a beat)has anyone else had this

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    I've had them for a long time. But I had a heart bypass in 2004 and they started sometime after that. Been to my cardiologists many times for test and everything has always turned out ok. He said many people have those but just don't notice. Don't really know how true that is though. Just said I'm more aware because of my bypass surgery. But I would still go to a cardiologist if I were you , and have it checked out. If he doesn't find anything , it'll at least ease your mind. I only have them now if I get really excited or anxious. Just not as often as I used to though.
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    Dear Diane

    Sorry to hear of your concerns.

    It seems everyone on this site has their own variation of a heart problem. Mine is that it beats out of rhythm. I don't appear to have a cause or trigger they just happen. I am currently wearing a cardio-call device to try and demonstrate to the specialists what happens.

    If you have had checks and been told your heart is OK maybe these things are just what happens as we get older. I am 53 and they only started about 4 years ago.

    Good luck

    Gap

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    Yes, most nights, just the same thing.  Have you tried lying on your right side only?  Apparently, lying on the left side puts pressure on the heart and  can start these palpitations.  I was told that by a nurse and it is certainly the case with me!
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      Interestingly, I also find that I cannot lay on my left side as that makes my heart beat erratically.  I often find that just lying down in my bed starts irregular beats anyway.  Couple with the "lurches" I mentioned in my previous post, that makes me dread going to be most nights.
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    Hi, I am 65 and have suffered horrible, scary symptoms at night for many years.  I can best describe it as a lurching feeling of my heart, just as I am getting sleepy.  Sometimes it happens 5 or 6 times a night, making me feel tense and wide awake!  I don't get it every night but may have a run of several nights when the lurches happen.  As I am falling asleep my heart seems to do a massive leap in my chest and my breathing stops in a gasp.  I have reported this phenomenon to several doctors and none of them can give me any explanation or treatment.  Does anyone else have anything similiar to these lurches?
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