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Could sadness cause heart flutter

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Unlikely: Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding. Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Unlikely directly: But if you have sleep apnea contributing to your sadness, and 20% of people with sleep apnea have depression and vice versa, then you could have sleep ... Read More
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Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe, but....: As a general rule, exercise is more likely to reveal an underlying heart problem that was already there than to cause a heart problem.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
No: Although anything is possible , i can't think of a way that those two things are related.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Probably not: I have never seen or heard of that. If you just mean palpitations or a fluttering sensation in the chest, perhaps. Some people get bloating from a hig ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes, either: Heart palpitations can be caused by either low estrogen levels, fluctuating estrogen levels, or chemotherapy. Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cycl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Palpitations are common in menopause and are related to changes in hormone levels. Hormones are commonly given to women to treat those symptoms. Palpi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shayani
32 years experience in Cardiology
Abnormalities/Damage: Abnormalities or damage to the structure of your heart are the most common. However there are other causes: heart attacks, high blood pressure, stress ... Read More
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