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Heart palpitations? what creates heart palpitations?

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Dr. John Hakim
Cardiology 28 years experience
Usually : Usually heart palpitations are ectopic beats of the heart. The heart rhythm and electricity tends to follow a standard path from sa node to av node to ventricle. If you have an extra beat or beats that travel in a circle then you will feel palpitations.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number.

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Why do I have heart palpitations?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not known: Most of the time we don't find a specific reason for the heart to be beating irregularly which i assume is the reason for your palpitations. Things such as an overactive thyroid, caffeine, anxiety, disease of the heart valves, and coronary artery disease are associated with an increased incidence of palpitations but once again most of the time we don't find a specific cause.

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