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A 37-year-old member asked:

how can heart palpitations feel like?

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Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
Family Medicine 66 years experience
Rapid heart beat: Rapid heat beating , some times felt in the neck also. There is a throbing artery on you wrist on the thump side. Feel that artery and count the beats for one minute. More than 100 beats per minute is called palpitation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does heart palpitations normally feel like?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Thumping, extra beat: It has been described as:a thumping, or skipped beats, or extra beats, or fast beats, or a sudden awareness of you heart beating.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I am having what feels like heart palpitations, like flopping?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Cardiology 18 years experience
Sure: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped heart beats -- sometimes there is an electrical problem or arrhythmia, and other times it is something else causing this sensation. Seeing your doctor will help.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I am having what feels like heart palpitations? Is it an emergency situation?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Unsure: It may be if your blood pressure changes or any problems with your walking or standing. To be save you should be checked.
Paterson, NJ
A 28-year-old male asked:

Can you wake up with heart palpitations? Is this normal?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: palpitations in the morning is not uncommon . the body is gearing up for the day and catacholamines are on the rise to prepare you for the day. The GERD can also do this . while lying flat reflux of acid irritates the esophagus and causes palptitations. A holter,echo,upper GI all can help determine causes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do if I am worried about heart palpitations?

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Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Don't worry: Heart palpitations are often benign but evaluating them is typically straightforward. Check you diet to be sure your not taking a lot of caffeine (chocolates, sodas, tea, coffee, etc.). See you doctor soon.

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