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Why Does Sneezing Make Your Heart Miss A Beat ?
« on: 18/09/2009 11:29:37 »
Dearest Heartologists,

As a sheepy I of course have a heart and am responsible for the increased heart rate of many ewes ! hearts are my all time favourite bodily organ that pump blood around your body !

Look here's a bona fide picture of a real heart.



A Real Heart Being Very Real.



I recently heard that when ewe sneeze that your heart can skip a beat !!...why's that then ?...what about when ewe cough ? or strain to lay a big dog egg ?

As a firm believer in empirical study I snuk into my neighbours house at 3am this morning and he very kindly allowed me to again sedate him with chloroform. Now, I of course could not see his heart so with his kind lack of protestation I obtained access using a pair of scissors I found in his toolbox. So, with his heart in one hand I commenced tickling his nose with an ostrich feather !  Then I realised, that he was of course sedated.....so.........no luck there !  I whacked his heart back in his chest...it was quite an effort as a bat colony had set up home in his cavity and knowing how protected they are I managed to squeeze it in somewhere below his groin...I stitched him up but could not find the scissors !..oh well !
So, can ewe help ?..why does a sneeze make your heart miss a beat ?

I'd really like to know this because it's something I have always wanted to know since hearing about it a few minutes ago !


hugs & Shmishes





Neil
When I Sneeze or Do A Fart
A beat Is missed within my heart
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Why Does Sneezing Make Your Heart Miss A Beat ?
« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2009 11:47:11 »
Hello sheepy :)


My best guess is it is to do with the Valsalva manoeuvre, it is used in cardiology to stop  attacks of SVT ( supraventricular tachycardia) where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm, I know this because I suffer from SVT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver#Cardiology

With Valsalva's you have to force air into a closed vessel, sometimes your mouth, I have used an empty syringe before as its near impossible to blow hard through those things.

If you think about it, when you sneeze you are forcing air out at a tremendous rate, sometimes it is against a closed vessel, i.e your mouth as you then make the a-tishoo sound.

That is my best guess anyhow  :)





 
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/09/2009 11:58:08 »
I don't think I miss a sneeze when my heart beats...... Ju't a min...... try again.

I don't think I miss a beat when my heart sneezes....... TFIF!!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/09/2009 13:36:38 »
Hello sheepy :)


My best guess is it is to do with the Valsalva manoeuvre, it is used in cardiology to stop  attacks of SVT ( supraventricular tachycardia) where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm, I know this because I suffer from SVT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver#Cardiology

With Valsalva's you have to force air into a closed vessel, sometimes your mouth, I have used an empty syringe before as its near impossible to blow hard through those things.

If you think about it, when you sneeze you are forcing air out at a tremendous rate, sometimes it is against a closed vessel, i.e your mouth as you then make the a-tishoo sound.

That is my best guess anyhow  :)





 

Hello Varioly,

Thank ewe for your very interesting post. I am educated now because of ewe.

yes, sneezing does force air at a tremendous rate so as ewe say, I guess the pressure must act somewhat to cause this.

Thank ewe for helping me understand Verily Valsalva, Variloa.

 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/09/2009 13:54:46 »
I don't think I miss a sneeze when my heart beats...... Ju't a min...... try again.

I don't think I miss a beat when my heart sneezes....... TFIF!!!

Dearest Mr Don ,

If ewer heart has a cold then please ewese this to keep it warm !



 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/09/2009 07:20:43 »
AWWWWWE How sweet!

 I like the sparkly heart Neily! Pink too! YAYYYYYY!
I too have heard this and believe it is true! They say not to suppress the sneeze as it can cause trouble with the heart also...  I assume for the same reasons mentioned..
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/09/2009 07:39:47 »
I have been reading and people seem to be wishy washy on the subject most say absolutely no skipping of a heartbeat and others claim its possible to delay it with a sneeze and make it change its beat by a tiny bit but never stops it or actually skips a beat.. so whats the real scoop You  Forum Scientists... does it skip a beat or not?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/09/2009 10:37:08 »
AWWWWWE How sweet!

 I like the sparkly heart Neily! Pink too! YAYYYYYY!
I too have heard this and believe it is true! They say not to suppress the sneeze as it can cause trouble with the heart also...  I assume for the same reasons mentioned..

Glad ewe like the piccy of the heart !..it's a real one ewe know !1..that's what all hearts look like  !!


Crikey !..I have often suppressed sneezes, especially when driving !...I wonder if there is any truth to it ?!

Is it bad to suppress a sneeze Peeps ??
 

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« Reply #8 on: 19/09/2009 10:41:07 »
AWWWWWE How sweet!

 I like the sparkly heart Neily! Pink too! YAYYYYYY!
I too have heard this and believe it is true! They say not to suppress the sneeze as it can cause trouble with the heart also...  I assume for the same reasons mentioned..

Glad ewe like the piccy of the heart !..it's a real one ewe know !1..that's what all hearts look like  !!


Crikey !..I have often suppressed sneezes, especially when driving !...I wonder if there is any truth to it ?!

Is it bad to suppress a sneeze Peeps ??
I wonder now if its true with the other being so undecided... but most I read said, it does'nt skip beat or stop...
 

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