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what might lead to having heart palpitations?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Many reasons: Palpitations can be felt as irregular beats, fast beats, or skipped beats. A common cause can be due to extra early beats generated by either the top or bottom heart chambers. Other times, palpitations may be due to the heart going into an abnormal rhythm. Sometimes this is due to problems with the heart muscle or enlargement of the heart. Thyroid, anemia, caffeine, and alcohol can also be causes.

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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.
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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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