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What body parts are affected by palpitation or irregular heartbeat

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 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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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Heart and brain: The heart is the site of the irregularity and the brain is the organ that senses it.

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 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
40 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 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
20 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
34 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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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
These are not normal: findings. Your nephew should be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Zagar
39 years experience ADHD and Autism
Panic attacks: You are likely having panic attacks. Please see a psychologist who uses actuarial personality testing. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation : May be present ...See your physician.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Possibly: 37y female has constant headache, sciatica & "irregular heartbeat". A medical exam is needed to rule out endocrine/autoimmune disorders. ... Read More
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