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Are the flutters you feel in your chest called palpitations?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts.

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Last updated Dec 6, 2017

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