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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
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
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
Dr. John Norris
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 36 years experience
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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 34 years experience
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.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Should not: If you are worried enough about getting a shot, however, you might have palpitations from your fear. In rare instances, if you have had an allergic ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Can change ekg.: Hypokalemia causes sagging of the ST segment, depression of the T wave.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Not likely: Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, urticaria, pruritus, rash, conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, blurred vision, headache, fever, seizures... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with pal... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and ... Read More