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palpitations and irregular heartbeat

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Palpitations : Can be caused by a variety of things: stress and lack of sleep, due to increase in adrenaline, stimulants such as caffeine, drugs, anxiety, or paroxy ... Read More
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Palpitations: You are quite young to have these conditions. You need to be seeing your cardiologist regularly. If you are not satisfied with the care you are gettin ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
See cardiologist: Although you are only 17 you should see a cardiologist as soon as possible. There are many things that could cause this including excess thyroid hormo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Senstation: Palpitations are the sensation of feeling you heart beat in your chest. It may be physiological or physical. Irregular heart beats is a broad term tha ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Hereditary: Yes and no;there are many cardiac conditions with a genetic component which include rhythm disturbances,there are also heritable disorders of cardiac ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
41 years experience Cardiology
Not exactly: Palpitations usually describe an awareness of ones heart beat. Sometimes people are aware of a normal but more rapid heart beat, sometimes extra beats ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
Usually, none.: Irregular heartbeats usually only affect, well, the heart. It is a very rare rhythm disorder that is fast enough, and sustained for a long enough time ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac workup: Guess you need a cardiac evaluation! (EKG, chest x-ray, echocardiogram, treadmill stress test, 24 hour Holter recording, electrolytes, thyroid functio ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugenia Steingold
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Absolutely.: yes, of course. Palpitation is one of the symptoms of anxiety attack. Moreover, you might be experiencing panic attacks (a more intense version of anx ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Norris
35 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Need a monitor: Your symptoms are most likely related to an irregularity in the heart (cardiac) rhythm. The kind of symptom complex you describe may be associated wit ... Read More
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