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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 40 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.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
No: Stress can cause arrhythmia -- but atrial flutter requires preexisting substrate.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 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?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 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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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is the most common cause of heart flutter?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Shayani
Cardiology 33 years experience
Abnormalities/Damage: Abnormalities or damage to the structure of your heart are the most common. However there are other causes: heart attacks, high blood pressure, stress, an overactive thyroid gland, medications, caffeine, lung diseases, viral infections, and/or previous heart surgeries.

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