Palpitations (skipped or extra beats) continuous

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I'm a 55 year old female. Sometimes the palpitations subside but then they pick back up for days at a time with several per minute. It feels like skipped or extra beats or flip flopping. Had echocardiogram, stress test, and 24 hour Holter. Going to do 30 day Holter. No other symptoms but just very unnerving and I wish I knew what was causing them. Is it possible this is my new norm? Any thoughts?

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    I also had the symptoms you describe as well as multiple testing between my mid 40s & 50s. All came back normal which was a relief in one way, but troubling in another bc I still had symptoms.

    At 55 I had an ekg done prior to surgery & was diagnosed with electrical issue with the heart that causes the symptoms you describe.

    I am not sure that may be what you have, but I since have learned why it was not picked up on the multiple ekg's, stress tests & echocardiograms.

    Afib has stages where at first it just happens occasionally so if you weren't in afib at time of testing it wouldn't get picked up. But it is a progressive condition so over time becomes more frequent. For some it becomes permanent where you have it 24/7.

    Mine was permanent by the time it finally showed up on that pre-op ekg.

    If I had known all this beforehand I would have insisted on a 30 day halter monitor in hopes of picking it up before it progressed.

    It is easily treatable, but nobody wants a health condition.

    So not sure if that may be the cause of YOUR symptoms, but did want to share my similar experience.

    Good luck!


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