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heart fluttering a lot

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Investigate.: That symptom, which we would generally term "palpitations" requires some investigation into cause. It doesn't mean there's something bad causing them ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Fluttering : Fluttering heartbeats are generally termed palpitations and can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or sometimes by an underlying medical con ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See cardiologist: Stress is bad only if you feel you have no control over the situation.Since you are having symptoms (heart fluttering often) it would be a good idea t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Then you need to see a doctor and have the issues evaluated and treated. It is impossible to offer specific answers without being able to evaluate you ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
28 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: Anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caf ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Annita Jones
25 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not an MD...: but have had this same phenomena and was told that it was just a flutter. However, I'd recommend your checking with your PCP to see if something more ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roaney
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Palpitation: An occasional skipped beat can be normal, as in athletes. If there are more than a few beats per minute a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. A ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Palpitations: Your test results are reassuring in that they don't show any structural heart disease. Your heart monitor didn't demonstrate any abnormal beats, but i ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience in Cardiology
Call 911. NOW!: Call 911. Now! may be nothing. May be a heart attack, etc.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
GIT .?: it could be a gastric problem that cause these symptoms,check with GIT doctor and cardiologist just to make sure.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Heart flutter can mean almost anything to different people. I have had patients note "palpitations" or "gurgling" in their chest from a hiatal hernai ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
It happens: There's no answer that you will find satisfying. Please understand that palpitations do not mean that you have heart disease as irregular heart beat o ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Stop Drinking: You are probably wise to not drink for awhile. It is not helping your anxiety and you are now having physical symptoms because of it. It is a depres ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Arrythmia: Could be an arrythmia. See your doctor for evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Olshansky
46 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Extra beats: You need a monitor to determine of you are having extra beats. They can feel like skipped beats. Many times, this is nothing to worry about.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Skipped heart beats: Electrolyte imbalance can cause cardiac irregularities, Potassium and magnesium are well known for that, not particularly with sodium. Alcohol, caffei ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than fi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Heart rate: if you had tests the "strong" beat should have been identified. I am not sure what you mean by a strong beat. Is your heart rate regular or is the str ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Premature beats: Most likely pvcs or pacs but further evaluation with a holter monitor or event monitor should be performed to determine true etiology.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Diffe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Echo: Yes echo should be able to pick up heart failure or valve problems. If it was normal and your rhythm is regular enjoy your life and do not worry too m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Extra beats: Extra beats (pacs top part of the heart or pvcs bottom part of the heart) in most cases are normal. What you are feeling are "compensatory pauses". ... Read More

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