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A 44-year-old member asked:

why could someone's heart flutter when he or she lays down?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Heart position: Change in position affects the brain regulation of heart rate. It also may cause stretching of certain chambers. These can result in premature beats or other arrhythmias. Those same arrhythmias may be more easy to feel and notice when lying as opposed to walking around.
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Cardiology 29 years experience
Heart flutter: Can be due to irregular heart beats.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What should someone do if he or she feels their heart flutter and race?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
See physician: Everybody gets skipped beats, but a run of flutter or racing, especially if it takes your breath away, is reason to get seen for a thyroid check, ekg, rhythm study, and whatever else. Usually these are mild nuisances easily managed, but occasionally they warn of something dangerous. Good luck.

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