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Does the flu cause heart palpitations
A 41-year-old member asked:
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
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
A 17-year-old male asked:
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.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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:
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.
A 17-year-old male asked:
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
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:
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:
A Verified Doctor answered
Yes: No interactions b/t the meds and influenza vaccine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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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