Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in the United States. A skipped heartbeat is not so uncommon, but if you have shortness of breath or fainting or loss of consciousness, see a doctor right away, preferably a cardiologist.
Wearable devices such as the Apple Watch or Kardia or other wearable devices can detect a skipped heart beat. The Apple watch study changed the way cardiologists view wearable devices. That study published in 2019 had 419,000 participants with 40.1% with non-atrial fibrillation heart arrhythmias!
This showed that wearable devices play a role in heart health.
Atrial fibrillation is an important cause of stroke and heart attacks. It is important to see your physician if you feel a skipped heart beat. Don’t ignore your body’s signals.