A member asked:

I woke up this morning with heart palpitations. i am 40 y/o in good health, passed a heart stress test about 3-4 months ago. should i be concerned?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Many causes: Palpitations usually refer to rapid heart rate or irregular heart rhythm. There are many causes of both, including anxiety, sleep apnea, caffeine, some drugs, fever, anemia, dehydration, alcohol withdrawal, etc. If this is a recurrent problem, it may be helpful to explore this further with your doctor.

Answered 7/31/2016

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Dr. George Mathew answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Consult MD: U need to be evaluated by an md to know the seriousness and the mode of treatment

Answered 8/9/2013

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