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A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help.

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Last updated Jul 28, 2018

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