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Does the flu cause heart palpitations

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupen Parikh
Specializes in Cardiology
Could be...: Viral infections are known to cause inflamation of heart muscles(myocarditis) or the heart's outer layer(pericarditis). If you develop any of it, alon ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No but: Being ill does. Fever, dehydration, diminished appetite with electrolyte imbalance and some over the counter remedies can all lead to irregularity of ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
33 years experience Cardiology
Viral illness: Most viral illness syndromes resolve within a week if you are getting worse not better and feel like passing out get checked out.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Influenza: If you have influenza as diagnosed by specific testing, this is a recognised cause of myocarditis, and can lead to significant impairment of cardiac f ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kavitha Gudur
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor: Please see your doctor immediately. Viral infections like flu can cause complications and you need to be looked at and listened to.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: The palpitations should prompt you to be seen. As to the flu, keep hydrated and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fevers and body aches. Yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norris
35 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Normal blood tests: It looks as if the blood counts are normal but incomplete. What types of infections? There could be many causes.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked out,: Often occ. irregularities can be felt in the heart rate. But for repeated palpitations it is best to be checked to make sure that you don't have an e ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Yes: No interactions b/t the meds and influenza vaccine.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor NOW!!: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that can be life-threatening. So, it is a symptom requiring an emergent evaluation. "throat closing" and hear ... Read More

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