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    I'm 16, 72kg, 5'11 and have an average BPM of 54. I play football and I am quite active. I'm quite coinscious about this area of my health. The doctor said I have a slight irregular heart beat and I don't know what to think. Can this be serious or is it because I am young and active?
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    (Original post by TaylorGang_4)
    I'm 16, 72kg, 5'11 and have an average BPM of 54. I play football and I am quite active. I'm quite coinscious about this area of my health. The doctor said I have a slight irregular heart beat and I don't know what to think. Can this be serious or is it because I am young and active?
    That is a completely normal ECG.

    The occasional irregular/skipped beat is not abnormal, dangerous or anything to be concerned about.
    I can see one, maybe two on all those ECGs.

    Trust me, they are normal.

    Jamie
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    That is a completely normal ECG.

    The occasional irregular/skipped beat is not abnormal, dangerous or anything to be concerned about.
    I can see one, maybe two on all those ECGs.

    Trust me, they are normal.

    Jamie
    Thanks for the interpretation mate.
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    (Original post by TaylorGang_4)
    I'm 16, 72kg, 5'11 and have an average BPM of 54. I play football and I am quite active. I'm quite coinscious about this area of my health. The doctor said I have a slight irregular heart beat and I don't know what to think. Can this be serious or is it because I am young and active?
    :facepalm: If you're worried about it, why didn't you ask your doctor at the time they told you?
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    If it were likely to be a serious issue, they would have probably looked into it further and recommended some sort of treatment. They did not, so it is unlikely that they are concerned by it. Many people have a naturally irregular heartbeat and this does not cause them much harm.

    If you feel you have had problems that could be down to a less-than-perfect heart, such as fainting, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain and so on, go back to your doctor.

    In the very, very unlikely event that you suspect you are having a heart attack, phone 999 (or get someone else to) as quickly as possible. A bit of embarrassment at A&E is much better than a dead, or at the very least severely ill person stuck at home.
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    (Original post by Amwazicles)
    :facepalm: If you're worried about it, why didn't you ask your doctor at the time they told you?
    He said everything was fine but you know it's sometimes hard to believe when your young, life is precious mate :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by TaylorGang_4)
    He said everything was fine but you know it's sometimes hard to believe when your young, life is precious mate :rolleyes:
    Yeah, life is precious and I think most doctors would be able to recognise something dangerous in an ECG, especially in a young person because it is less likely and so probably more noticeable when something is wrong. Anyway, if you don't trust your doctor, ask for a second opinion, not an internet forum.. Hardly a more reliable source than a GP, is it?
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    (Original post by Amwazicles)
    Yeah, life is precious and I think most doctors would be able to recognise something dangerous in an ECG, especially in a young person because it is less likely and so probably more noticeable when something is wrong. Anyway, if you don't trust your doctor, ask for a second opinion, not an internet forum.. Hardly a more reliable source than a GP, is it?
    This was my second one, ill rest on it now I know it seems fine.
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    Fine, don't need to worry
    Just a bit of a ****ty one or the screwed up pieces of paper
 
 
 
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