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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could sadness cause heart flutter?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Dr. Anne Sagalynanswered
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Unlikely: Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding. Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter should be evaluated by your pcp.
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Stress can cause arrhythmia -- but atrial flutter requires preexisting substrate.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No : Sorry for your sadness but it doesn't cause heart flutter. Hope things brighten up!
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A 22-year-old member asked:

When should a heart flutter be a cause for concern?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart flutter: It depends under what circumstances they occur and if you have a history of heart disease. Start with a visit to your primary care md and then proceed on to a cardiologist if appropriate.
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Last updated Feb 7, 2017

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