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Skipped Heart Beat - Anxiety Symptoms

Marilyn Folk BScN medical reviewer
Written by: Jim Folk.
Medically reviewed by: Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Last updated: April 3, 2019

Skipped Heart Beat anxiety symptoms:

Your heart feels like it skips a beat or flops in your chest. This can sometimes cause a tickle feeling in your chest that makes you cough.

If you take your pulse, you might notice that sometimes the beats are unevenly spaced.

It can feel like your heart missed a beat or two.

For more information about skipped heart beats, see our Irregular Heart Rhythms page.

Chapter 9 in the Recovery Support area of our website is our anxiety symptoms chapter. It contains detailed information about all anxiety symptoms, including what they are, why they occur, what you can do to eliminate them, and how many people experience them (the percentage of people who experience each anxiety symptom). Our anxiety symptoms chapter includes a more detailed description and explanation about the skipped heart beat anxiety symptoms.


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