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A 21-year-old female asked:

when i breathe in, my palpitations increases and goes from fast to slow.. is that normal ?

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Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 19 years experience
Yes: That is a normal response and is a sign of a healthy cardio respiratory system

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are palpitations deadly?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Almost never: It is normal to have up to five "skipped beats" / "flipflop heartbeats" per minute, especially if you like to drink coffee. If they occur in a run, or if they take your breath away or cause actual pain, a physician's office visit is in order.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can palpitations be associated with severe headaches?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes and no: Although I do not believe there is a cause and effect relation between the two, certain types of patients have both. For instance, patients with mitral valve prolapse have an increased incidence of migraine headaches.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are palpitations inherited?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Sometimes: Palpitations or the awareness of your heart beat is very common. It may be due to extra beats of the heart from stress, or med/diet issues. Others include atrial fibrillation which may often appear as you age. And, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia which may be inherited or be related to heart wiring issues at birth. Sudden cardiac death my occur in some families due to prolonged qt syndrome.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms of palpitations?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Palpitations: Heart palpitation has been described as heart poundings, heart racing, heart skipping, heart stopping, heart rolling -- and it can be accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting spells and even black-out episodes -.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing answered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Fast vs irregular: Palpitations are irregular heart beats and tachycardia is a fast heart beat.

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