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What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Palpitations: In young people, consider sinus tachycardia, premature beats, paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia as the most common. Stopping stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol or energy drinks can reduce the symptoms. If not, then see a doctor.
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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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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