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Hello! I was looking for some advice on a weird thing. When I was about 13 or 14 or 15 (I'm now 20), there was an incident where my heart rate briefly seemed to go a bit odd. I had been doing some kind of exercise which left me out of breath, and for some reason I then decided to lie on my bed with my legs on the wall, and my body at such an angle that I was essentially upside down (I hope that makes sense, it was a while back and I don't recall it perfectly). I happened to put my hand across my heart, and noticed that it was beating in an unusual rhythm. It would beat very fast, then skip a couple of beats, then there would be precisely two beats in quick succession, then another skipped beat, and then it would go back to beating very fast. It returned soon enough to a normal rhythm, and I didn't think anything of it at the time, I just thought it was kind of fascinating. Skip forward five or six years, I'm a much more anxious person, and the memory of it has been bothering me recently. I don't think it sounds a very normal thing for the heart to do. I haven't noticed it happening at all since that time, but I suspect it might be worth going to see a doctor about? I had a basic five minute ECG test done a couple of years ago after I had some breathing difficulties, but it came back fine and the breathing got much better the less I panicked about it. I'm especially worried because I'm going to have an operation on Monday which I think requires me to be under general anesthetic, and I've been nervous about that and wondering, if I did have a heart problem, whether the anesthetic would interfere with it. It's all just making me a bit troubled.
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