A 20-year-old female asked:
Recently been getting random palpitations often, no chest flutters or dizziness, 30 sec ecg always normal, could it be an arrhythmia?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes but not serious: Palpitations can be part of normal extra beats for anyone. If they come and go lasting short time periods like less than a minute then usually, at your age, it's not serious. Concerning symptoms with palpitations include dizziness, fainting, severe shortness of breath or chest pain. To help reduce them, avoid excess of caffeine, alcohol, stimulants in cold medications, and reduce stress.
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Cardiac Electrophysiology 10 years experience
Arrhythmia: It could be an arrhythmia and you may need a Holter monitor to investigate this further. See your PCP for further management.
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Last updated Mar 9, 2019
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