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should i worry if my heart flutters?

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Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: The sensation of feeling your heartbeat (heart flutters) is called palpitations and most of the time it is a completely benign symptom. However if it is accompanied by weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, passing out, or chest pressure/pain...Or you have a history of heart problems it can be the sign of serious illness and should be evaluated by a physician.
Answered on Mar 19, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
We all get this from time to time, heavy coffee drinkers more than others. If it bugs you more than 5x/minute, or you get the symptoms listed above, a physician's office visit for a rhythm study is in order.
Sep 11, 2012
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: Unless sustained or symptoms result.
Answered on Mar 18, 2013

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