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can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

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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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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are heart palpitations a serious condition?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
May or may not be: Heart palpitations can be a sign of cardiac arrhythmias and dependent on the type of arrhythmia, the palpitations may be benign or malignant. However, there are numerous cases when a person has palpitations, but they are not having an arrhythmia. Anything from anxiety to premature beats of the heart (almost always benign) can cause the sensation of palpitations. A 24 hr heart monitor may help.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes they can be, but most are benign. You should see a doctor about them to determine if they are dangerous or not.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Could heart palpitations be fatal?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Heart palpatations: Palpitations are the sensation of an abnormal heart beat. Many types of irregular heartbeats are not harmful and are common for everyone throughout a normal day, we just do not feel them as palpitations, necessarily. However, some irregular heart beats are dangerous and require attention. This symptom should be reported immediately to your physician.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does pravastatin cause heart palpitations?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
No, not usually: No it is not a common side effect, but anything is possible(we're all built differently from one another, and therefore may have unique problems with medicines.).

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