Weird sensation in my heart

Weird sensation in my heart

Hi Everyone,

I wonder if anyone has had this feeling the other day whilst laying in my left side on the sofa.i got a weird sensation almost like a pulse of electric when up my side and towards my heart like an electric shock going to a pin prick on the middle of my heart not painfull but scarey enough to make me jump was only for a split second.then last night whist laying down I had a similar a pin prick to the middle of my heart almost like a jolt of electric very worried can anyone shed any light or had anyone had a similar 45 had second cardio version a good few months back.which worked I am on amiodrone.bisoprol,apaxiban.sprirolactone,quite bewilderd by the feeling and understandably conserved!

8 Replies

  • Hi Danny. Have to say it does not sound anything like a symptom of AF, and I've had all sorts. My suggestion is to see your GP. It reads like a trapped nerve, but your GP is the start.


  • Hi pip,

    I'm not in AF since my second cardio version thank god.its very hard to explain this sensation it's almost like your going to have a heart attack or a stroke or something it's like a shooting feeling on the heart suse and last night it was risht in my heart like a jolt.tvsnks for your reply I will see my GP.cheers pip

  • See your GP. However you may find that it's just your heart does not like you lying on your left side because when you do it gets squashed and compressed. I always used to sleep on my left side but no more.

  • Thanks peterh !

  • That's strange because I only feel comfortable on my left side. Had AF for years but had a second ablation end of June and feel fine at the moment. Redders

  • Great news and long may it continue.

    When I told consultant he said he was not surprised as most felt uncomfortable or had problems sleeping on left side.

  • Hello Danny. Would you describe it as feeling like a minor jab with a knitting Needle that lasts a microsecond and is difficult to pin point exactly? Location changes slightly each time but in the general heart area (well top left of chest anyway).

    If so, yes I get them every now and then and I had my ablations 2.5 years ago. I have mentioned it to my doctor a few times over the years and he did not seem concerned. I always think it feels like a minor spark has crept out of the HT lead and I suspect that is not far wrong.

  • Hi Richmert yes it is very much like what you have described.but the first time it seem to shoot up the same side as the heart.but the second was more like a knitting needle and did feel like a spark or like an electric current.I haven't seen gp yet so that's very re assuring.i had been doing a lot of stairs that day and generally probably over doing things !

    Thanks Richmert !

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