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What does it mean when your heart flutters a lot

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Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
Fluttering : Fluttering heartbeats are generally termed palpitations and can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or sometimes by an underlying medical con... Read More
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
Heart : Heart "flutters" or more generically, palpitations, can range from very benign to very serious depending on what the actual cause is. Unfortunately th... Read More

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Investigate.: That symptom, which we would generally term "palpitations" requires some investigation into cause. It doesn't mean there's something bad causing them... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See a specialist: Please see a cardiologist. This has the potential I'll to b quite
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See doctor: Palpitations need investigations including bloods and ECG and depending on ECG you might need cardiology review.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See cardiologist: Stress is bad only if you feel you have no control over the situation.Since you are having symptoms (heart fluttering often) it would be a good idea t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Arrythmia: Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition where heart's conduction system is abnormal and puts you at risk for stroke. You need to see a doc to di... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Possibly: There is a little caffeine in chocolate, so if you eat a lot of it you can get enough caffeine to cause palpitations.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See your Dr.: This is something that should be checked in person by a DR. You need an EKG and a thorough exam in order to rule out heart conditions. It could just b... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Palpitations: Your heart lies on the left side of your chest. When you lay on your left side you put more pressure on your heart. This is why it is recommended you ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Then you need to see a doctor and have the issues evaluated and treated. It is impossible to offer specific answers without being able to evaluate you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Palpitations: It is always easier to feel extra beats when there are no distractions.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 14 years experience
None: No supplement is going to prevent or cure it... Best is to avoid caffeine, drink plenty of fluids and check with your doctor to see if you suffer from... Read More

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