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What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Like excitment: Physical exertion, produces the adrenaline rush through your blood to your heart- making it race. It is the same when you are fighting or running away for your life. Stress hormones help get you mentally and physically ready for the challenge.

Answered 9/28/2017

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Dr. Andrew Lawrence answered

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Need recording: Hard to say without seeing the rhythm. If the palpitations are reliably reproducible, your doctor can get you a holter monitor which you wear for 24 hours. Then go lift weights and make it happen. If the episodes are less frequent, get a 30 day monitor.

Answered 1/19/2013

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