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Heart beats not hard

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: When you're relaxing, your heartbeat certainly continues. But it won't be pounding like it might be during heavy physical activity.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Many reasons: There are many reasons for having "hard" heart beats. Some of these are abnormal and some of these just indicate increased heart awareness. Some can b ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Normal: This is a normal physiologic response as the blood tends to move toward your feet when you stand up. Your heart compensates by increasing the strengt ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Need further eval: It is difficult to be certain if the symptoms you are experiencing are from your heart or other issues. In general when you relax and rest before goin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: It sounds like your heart is beating "out of rhythm" - also called an arrhythmia. You happen to live near the premiere heart institution in the world ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Your heart is in the: left side of your chest,so,laying on your left side pushes that side a little closer to your beating heart...so,the beating feels more prominent.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
May be nothing: Small, young ladies can have lower blood pressure. Lower blood pressure can lead to faster heart rate. Should not be too much of a problem but you sho ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
33 years experience Cardiology
Orthostasis : Yes upon standing there is a need to pump blood against gravity which is compensated by the heart increasing its contractile strength
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
The heart is: affected by the pressure inside your chest cavity. Blood flow in the heart and other factors are changed with respiration. In addition, when you exhal ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Numerous causes: Palpitations can be caused by extra early beats from either the top or bottom of the heart. They may also be due to a very fast heart rhythm. Sometime ... Read More
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