Heart & Cardiology/Skipped Heart Beats
I'm a 22 year old fairly healthy male. I have what feels like skipped heart beats, these skips are not random they come on with certain triggers, such as caffeine, stress, lifting weight, sometimes with mild exertion, I do not get them with or after exercise (running/jogging) but I get some during warm up. Occasionally they come in runs example, beat, skip, hard beat, skip, hard beat etc. And it lasts around 5 seconds and the heart rate remains the same. I never get dizzy or have pain with the skips, I've had skipped beats for years and they are becoming less frequent but I can still expect them every day. If I rest all day I won't get many if any at all if I'm not under stress or anxiety. What brought me here is today I was swinging a hammer and I got a run of trigeminy for around 4 seconds. I'm very aware of my heart beat most of the time and have been ally life so I feel every skip. I've had EKG, blood tests multiple times, and a Xray of my heart, and no problems were found. My whole family has these skipped beats and flutters and apparently has never had a problem. I fear v-fib because I read google and it scared me. Any advice? If I were to come in your office and gave you this information what would you tell me? Does it sound serious?
Here you can find all you need to know:
As you can read, patients with otherwise normal heart function don't have anything to worry about.
Hope this helps,