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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
No: Please see u r dentist!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See a cardiologist: Then you should see a cardiologist and have the issue evaluated
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's custo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience in Cardiology
Usually : Usually heart palpitations are ectopic beats of the heart. The heart rhythm and electricity tends to follow a standard path from sa node to av node t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Depends: There are a variety of palpitations some dangerous some not. I may have just answered another question that could have been yours as well. The cardiol ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly extra beats: A simple electrocardiogram might help ease your mind. The most common cause is benign extra beats. Theoretically it could be something else, but this ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Generally not : If they are of the isolated pac or PVC type...But other causes of " skipped beats are not as benign...Check with your physician.
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: Some people with mitral valve prolapse are more prone to get palpitations when under stress or with stimulants ( alcohol or caffeine or pseudoephedrin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience in Holistic Medicine
With exertion or not: Your age, weight, cardiac and respiratory status needed to respond appropriately.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a pre ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techn ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Palpitations: See your doctor to rule out supraventricular tachycardia.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience in Cardiology
No : You won't have a heart attack from hyperthyroidism as fast heart rate is not what causes a heart attack, it's blocked arteries from high blood pressur ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience in Cardiology
No: Heart palpitations is a symptom. As a general rule, causes of fainting (i.e. Loss of consciousness) are not symptoms.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lyme disease: If you were treated as you describe for acute lyme disease then it is not likely that your current issues are related to that prior infection. Without ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Not known: Most of the time we don't find a specific reason for the heart to be beating irregularly which i assume is the reason for your palpitations. Things su ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Can be: Palpitations represent various rhythm problems, some of which can run in families.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Palpitations: None curative but many causative such as caffeine. Found in sodas coffee tea chocolate. Abstinence from these agents beneficial.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience in Internal medicine
No: Skipped heart beats are very common, occurring in as many as 80-90% of people, most of whom have no heart disease. Shortness of breath associated with ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Heart rhythm: Irregularities of the heart rhythm cause palpitations. Everyone has them sometimes. If you're bothered by them, seek further evaluation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
Depends on the cause: Palpitations are often due to premature ( "skipped") beats, and tend to resolve on their own. Sometimes improving sleep habits, minimizing caffeine, a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Diltiazem: Diltiazem side effects are usually very mild. It sounds like its a good choice for you.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many causes: Anything from an extra cup of coffee, to an odd mitral valve (mine makes my heart go off like an alarm clock if i forget to exercise) to the quivering ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes . It is a common complication of it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Need further info: Different types of medication can result in side effects or can alter electrolytes, thyroid function, or kidney function which can then predispose to ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ask details.: Were there isolate atrial or ventricular premature beats on the Holter. Even if there were, if they are infrequent and if a stress-echo test was norm ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Commercial airliners are usually pressurized at about 10, 000 feet, which is high enough to reduce the oxygen tension mildly. This can sometimes trig ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Caffeine can cause palpitations. Removing caffeine should stop racing hearts. Caffeine withdrawal may give a headache.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Heart Attack in Male: These symptoms are for a man. Women having heart attacks present with different symptoms sometimes. But, chest pain is key. Associated with this is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Probably normal: As the hr increases with exercise, it is expected that most people will be aware of it. This is not a problem. However, while exercising, if you sudde ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience in Breast Surgery
Yes: Yes, i would avoid coffee, but more importantly, i would try to work with your doctor to get better control of your hyperthyroidism. Until you have be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Heart palpitations: Many reasons. Anxiety, thyroid disorder, medications, . Abnormal amino / neurotransmitter, abnormal adrenal function, bad sleep, .Anemia, bad diges ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
There is : Not known side effect of MRI scan. Symptoms you refered could be contrast induced or a claustrophobic/anxiety attack. Not all MRI need contrast. Metal ... Read More
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