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hiatal hernia cause heart fluttering

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No, although: While a hernia cannot "cause" heart problems, it can sometimes feel like you are having heart problems when you experience the pain associated with so ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Palpitations : Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
It doesn't: Any association you feel is present between your heat beat and a hiatal hernia is purely coincidental.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually: Hiatal hernias are usually without any symptoms. When they do cause symptoms, it is usually heartburn or gerd, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience in General Surgery
No: Certain types of hiatal hernas and esophagael motility disorders canmimic chest pain. If the cardiac workup is negative, you need eso manometry, and U ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Possible: not itself. But it can cause GERD which can cause SOB and coughing.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Hiatal hernia is a mechanical reason for shortness of breath. Depending on how big it is and how much of a mechanical disruption is there surgery may ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely : Hiatal hernia usually causes acid reflux and indigestion. It may be associated with asthma like symptoms in the mornings, sore throat and inability to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience in General Surgery
I doubt it: Usually hiatal hernia are small and they can cause pain mainly from the feeling of heart burn as stomach acid is regurgitated in to the esophagus . A ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly: If you have gerd with a sliding type hh, esophageal spasm can cause chest pain very similar to cardiac pain. A para esophageal hernia can also cause r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Hernia: If a hernia is painful it could cause palpitations.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupen Parikh
Specializes in Cardiology
No: Unless its not acid reflux but heart problem.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Not really: The presence of an aneurysm itself shouldn't cause cardiac symptoms. If it were to rupture there would certainly be cardiac issues, but these would pr ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can: You can get heartburn due to gastro-esophageal reflux.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Heartburn palpitates: Indigestion may affect the vagus nerve. This nerve regulates acid production and heart rate. It is possible when stimulated by heartburn, you could ge ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Unlikely: Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding. Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
GERD symptoms: Symptoms of gerd can include epigastric pain, regurgitation, bloating after meals and nausea. Hiatal hernia is often seen with gerd, but patients may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
You may not need it: If you do not have reflux you may noted surgery , most of the hiatus hernias are sliding type no fear of strangulation except paraoesophagheal type wh ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitations: Gigas or heartburn can cause palpitations.

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