A 34-year-old female asked:
hello, only when i lay down, my heart starts fluttering, racing and my chest is very tight and heavy it gets better when i prop myself up.
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Lipkin answered
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit.ly/1vlj5
Answered on Mar 14, 2016
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