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can heart palpitations cause a heart attack

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Heart palpitations can be caused by structural heart disease, ischemia (occluded coronary vessels), electrolyte imbalances, drugs - pharmacologic and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Absolutely not: Everyone has palpitations sometimes. Have you ever in your life been dizzy? Does that mean you're going to die of a stroke?
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not necessarily...: ...But you should have your palpitations evaluated by a cardiologist, as it may be some form of cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) which can ca ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Holter monitor: Is needed, for analysis of your heart rhythm over a 24-hour period, check with your doctor / cardiologist, best wishes
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Irregular heart: Palpitations are a symptom. It is a feeling of an irregular heart beat. This can be due to a fast heart rate or an irregular heart rhythmn such as wi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience Cardiology
No : You won't have a heart attack from hyperthyroidism as fast heart rate is not what causes a heart attack, it's blocked arteries from high blood pressur ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not yet: Would get to your primary doc and have this fully assessed, especially the fatigue and drowsiness, as possible sleep disorder may be the root cause. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: Bayesian analysis is the likelihood of something is the product of how strong the evidence TIMES how likely the thing is to begin with. Great speech*0 ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Go to the ER now: Anyone with symptoms of a heart attack should go directly to the Emergency Room as early intervention is critical!
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
No,but feels like it: No, i wouldn't go that far however, it is a scary feeling. It will help if you stop Ritalin (methylphenidate) and see if the palpitations stabilize ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bassett
59 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Especially in the presence of coronary artery disease.
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