I am a 48 year old female. Although I have always felt, on occasion, a "skipped" heart
beat followed by a strong beat sensation, this past weekend I was unable to sleep much due this occurring constantly when I would lay down and, although much less, while getting up, walking around and sitting down. It scared me to death so I went to my Doctor yesterday. When I would lay on my left side she was able to hear it and called it a "premature beat".