For the last few years, I have had a kind of jiggling in my chest. Sometimes this jiggle would make me cough. I dismissed it as a stomach quiver. Lately these jiggles have increased in frequency. I became concerned that it could be my heart. I placed my fingers on the place where I found the strongest pulse(my throat). Whenever I felt the jiggle in my chest, I would momentarily lose my pulse. It felt like my heart was skipping a beat. Then the pulse would return to normal after the jiggle stopped. Tonight I dug out an old stethoscope to listen in and see if I could detect anything. Sure enough, as soon as I felt a jiggle, no more heartbeat for a second. I asked my wife to listen in and she noticed it too. My cardiologist has never mentioned anything. All my records show nothing. I've been going to this cardiologist for ten years. I recently switched doctors. The new doctor had his nurse do an EKG on me but she kept her hand on the leads. Whenever my heart did it's thing, she pulled the lead so that the EKG showed only a break in the signal. I can feel my heart doing this and it is disturbing in the least. I'm going back in Monday for another checkup to adjust meds. I asked my wife to shave my chest so the nurse won't use that excuse to keep her hand on the leads. I also asked my wife to stand where she can see what the nurse sees and that, as a signal, I'll raise my hand whenever I feel my heart jiggle and for her to make a note of what she sees. I am on disability and have had some things happen that cause me to worry about a possible cover-up. My disability is for anxiety and the recent stress caused my BP to go to 220/120 on one occasion. I am concerned I am developing heart disease and not being told this so as to keep my disability in the psyco/emotional realm and out of the physical realm due to legal/financial repercussions my former employer and disability insurance carrier would face. I live in a state that prides itself on being business friendly and I do believe our governor would do just about anything to protect his corporate buddies' financial interests. I fully understand the financial threat I pose to the affected parties, but I do wish to live long enough to see my youngest grow up. My request....prayer. My question......What would any of you do IF you were in my shoes and had concerns about your medical well-being.... being compromised? Would you go out of state to seek unbiased medical opinions? Out of country? Just hope for an honest doctor locally? How much time do I have? How serious is it when one's heart keeps skipping a beat?