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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for me to have heart palpitations when yawning?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Maybe: Yawning can induce a temporary decreased heart rate (bradycardia), which may result in a premature beat, felt as a flutter or palpitation, in some people. If it last more than a couple of seconds, or results in almost fainting, rather than brief and symptom free, a cardiac evaluation is indicated.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can heart palpitations be normal?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles?
Paterson, NJ
A 28-year-old male asked:

Can you wake up with heart palpitations? Is this normal?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Yes: palpitations in the morning is not uncommon . the body is gearing up for the day and catacholamines are on the rise to prepare you for the day. The GERD can also do this . while lying flat reflux of acid irritates the esophagus and causes palptitations. A holter,echo,upper GI all can help determine causes.

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