Uncomfortable feeling in my chest

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Ive been getting an uncomfortable beat in the middle of my chest. I don't know if it's my heart or not.it started with just the feeling as if i were on a rollercoaster.i would get shortness of breath and alittle dizzy.but these pass few months the uncomfortable beats started to happen a little more.im 45 yrs old and i weigh 150 and ive never been in the hospital for nothing real serious ive played sports all my life

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    I would get it checked out just to be safe.
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    People do not understand that they on occasions will feel their heart beat. It is difficult to say nothing is wrong I am not a Doctor although it does sound like Anxiety and Stress that is causing you this  discomfort

    In this case because of dizziness I would advise you talk to your GP to put your mind at rest

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    You could behaving premature ventricular contractions ( TOTALLY BENIGN PLEASE DONT WORRY ) i get these too! Im 17.. I think you should go to the doctor and run a few tests like an ecg, echocardiogram.. Stress test.. Just to rule out any forms of heart disease and to be safe.

    Your heart has a conduction system that controls each heart beat. The sinus node is what initiates the heart beat from the atria.. And sends an electrical signal down to the AV node.. ( atrioventricular) which will send a signal to the ventricles to contract. Sometimes the signal from the sinus node can go haywire and send two at once.. Or the signal can initiate from th AV node.. Which could cause the ventricles to contract earlier then they should.

    Please note that these are TOTALLY harmless and are nothing to worry about! Just go get yourself checked and tell the doctors everything you're feeling! I get the same exact thing as you where your heart beats funny and everything.. Once the doctor tells you your heart is fine.. Then the pvcs do not indicate a heart problem and are just a nuisance.

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