A member asked:

Why do i have heart palpitations?

17 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Louis Grenzer answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered 2/21/2019


Dr. Kevin Passer answered

Specializes in

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr.

Answered 8/23/2018


Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Palpitations: First get examined by a physician and wear an outpatient Holter monitor for 24-48 hours and write down the time you experience palpitations in order to document what the heart rate and rhythm is at the time. If an arrhythmia is documented thyroid tests will be ordered and antiarrhymic medication may be prescribed. Avoid caffeine,nicotine,alcohol,stress. If anxiety,stress management helpful

Answered 10/3/2018


Dr. David Rosenfeld answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Palpitations: A heart palpitation is the sensation that your heart has skipped a beat or added an extra beat. It may feel like your heart is racing, pounding, or fluttering. You may become overly aware of your heartbeat. ... But in rare cases, heart palpitations can indicate a serious condition.

Answered 11/3/2018



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