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How common are heart palpitations?

People can have heart palpitations for a number of reasons. Palpitations are not always pathological, meaning they don't necessarily indicate a disease. Any time you are anxious or have a little extra caffeine, you can have extra heartbeats. Although extra heartbeats are common, not everyone feels them, but when you do, it can be disturbing. It feels like your heart skipped a beat, but in fact, it's an extra beat.

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