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can a hiatal hernia cause heart palpitations

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Palpitations : Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: These are not harmful but some people find them inconvenient...Providing these "palpitations" are of the pac or PVC variety.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Hernia pushing on heart, should get better soon after changing position
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No, although: While a hernia cannot "cause" heart problems, it can sometimes feel like you are having heart problems when you experience the pain associated with so ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
It doesn't: Any association you feel is present between your heat beat and a hiatal hernia is purely coincidental.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Large hiatal hernias, also known as para esophageal hernias, commonly mimick cardiac pain. They can be diagnosed with an x-ray where you drink barium ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: hiatal hernia is a common mimicker for heart disease. However heart disease is the most dangerous etiology for chest pain so need to have that checke ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Possible: It is possible that you have symptoms like this related to a hiatal hernia. They can also be due to reflux. I would let your cardiologist know. Www.Dr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and ... Read More
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