Feeling your heart racing, skipping, pounding, thumping, jumping can be so scary.

Even after doctor after doctor tells you “you’re fine” and that “nothing is wrong,” feeling a lot of things going on with your heartbeat can still produce a ton of anxiety and fear into many men and women.

But just WHAT is going on with your ticker, then? Why do you feel it so much? Below are articles with feedback from cardiologists.

Below Is a Sampling of Heartbeat Related Articles

What if your heart flutters after lying down? 

Is there any significance to a fluttering heartbeat upon lying down? Here is what usually happens:

Almost immediately after your head hits the pillow, you become aware of something going on in your chest.

You are positive it’s not a twitching muscle. It feels like your heart because that’s exactly what it is. You are calm and still, so why is your heart doing flip-flops? Read more…

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Should you worry if your heart thumps?

You’ve heard of things going “bump in the night.” What if your heart goes “thump in the night” or day?

A thump is not the same as a flutter. If your pulse is more like a thumper than a flutterer, Read more…

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Diagnosed with a class II heart murmur and scared this means trouble? 

I was told I had a class II heart murmur. It was scary when the cardiologist kept on listening to his stethoscope; I kept wondering why he wouldn’t put the instrument down already.

He ordered an echocardiogram and an MR angiogram. Find out what the diagnosis was…

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Does eating make your heart beat fast?

Eating can speed up heart rate. This is not your imagination. It’s worrisome to many people and can even happen to seemingly healthy people. It even happens to athletes. Go to article.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  
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