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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: It is unlikely to get a heart arrhythmia from a shock you would get from a wall outlet. You can always check your pulse yourself! If you do not feel p ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Several: Some people feel their heart racing or skipping beats, some get short of breath or feel a sense of impending doom. Any of these are a reason to get ch ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Understand: everyone has palpitations (sensation of abnormal heart rhythm) sometimes. In itself, that's neither a disease nor dangerous. That said, if ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Your symptoms could be a symptom of arrhythmia or the heart disease. As you don't say what 'heart disease' it isn't possible to say more than MAYBE.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Caffeine can cause palpitations. Removing caffeine should stop racing hearts. Caffeine withdrawal may give a headache.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal heart rythm: There are many different abnormal heart rhythm with varying symptoms from cest pain, palpitation, dizziness, headache to syncope.There are basically t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Not cause but possible effect of irregular heart beats.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: Hyperthyroid comes to mind but the symptoms listed could be many things.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Anxiety and panic attacks can cause all of these symptoms. However, it's still important to get an overall health evaluation from your physician to m ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Variable: These may include: pain, pressure or a tightness in the chest with or without radiation to arm or jaw. Others include shortness of breath, sweats, fa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: An arrhythmia is any rhythm that isn't normal.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Tachycardia: It could indicate stress, something with caffeine, illicit drugs, pharmaceutical agents, recent activity.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Flip-flop: Most people who are troubled by minor heart arrhythmia report a flip-flop, fluttering, or pounding sensation. Unexplained loss of consciousness, usua ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
MI women: Good question! wished i could say there was a precise and definite symptom...There isn't. Symptoms of mi in women tend to be nonspecific and range fro ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Can: elevated heart rate feel like an elevated heart rate. Yes, but it begs the question of why it is occurring.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
No: Cerebral strokes cause loss of motor, speech and cognitive function. Strokes involving the cerebellum can cause loss of balance or dizziness.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Boland
33 years experience Clinical Psychology
Too much adrenaline!: Fight or flight, anger or fear, when these responses produce adrenaline but we are not really in danger, the body has to get rid of the adrenaline and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Premature ventricular contractions (PVC) is the technical term for skip beats.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Not nescessarily: Not necessarily.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Arrhythmia is an unfortunate misnomer. It suggests there is no rhythm at all, in other words that the heart has ceased to beat. "a-" is a prefix that ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ahn
46 years experience Vascular Surgery
No, unless ruptured.: If the aneurysm ruptured, mthe patient will be in shock which make rapid heart beats and sweating as the sign of shock.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many!: Heart attacks can have many different symptoms depending on the person. Chest pain is the most known one, but other things like a stomach ache or diz ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Palpatations common: Afib can cuase a variety of symptoms. Palpatations or the feeling of the heart racing is common . Pts may notice this at rest or with exercise. Shortn ... Read More
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