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Could heart palpitations be fatal?

Could heart palpitations be fatal?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

Yes: Yes they can be, but most are benign. You should see a doctor about them to determine if they are dangerous or not. ...Read more

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Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Possibly: There are many types of palpitations. Some can be dangerous or even fatal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be connected to asthma?

Could heart palpitations be connected to asthma?

Med side-effect: The most common reason for palpitations with asthma is increased heart stimulation by excessive use of bronchodilators like albuterol or theophylline. People with asthma often rely more on these reliever drugs than they should. Routine use of controller medications does not cause palpitations reducing the need to use reliever drugs. Palpitations can also occur from lack of oxygen in severe asthma. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Could heart palpitations be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Palpitations, or feeling that the heart is pounding or racing is a fairly common symptom of hyperthyroidism. Other common symptoms include feeling hot, tremors or shakiness, feeling jittery, trouble sleeping, irritability, as well as either weight loss or weight gain, and tiring easily. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations cause a miscarriage?

Could heart palpitations cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: Palpitations have been described sensation of irregular heart beats, fluttering or flip flopping of the heart. They are common during pregnancy. They should be discussed with your doctor as testing such as an EKG or holter monitor may be needed to rule out other conditions. Some rare conditions which cause palpitations like thyrotoxicosis may contribute to miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read more

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Got heart palpitations. Could hypertrophic cardiomyopathy be the cause?

Got heart palpitations. Could hypertrophic cardiomyopathy be the cause?

It is possible: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause palpitations. Some are benign. However, ventricular arrhythmia is possible. You need to discuss with your cardiologist about your risks. ...Read more

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Can having anxiety cause ectopic heart beat?

Can having anxiety cause ectopic heart beat?

Yes: Specially anxiety/ panic attacks with normal heart. See your physician for a good history and physical exam and to r/o other heart and non heart conditions. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be a sign of anxiety?

Could heart palpitations be a sign of anxiety?

See below: If all the physical/substance related causes have been ruled out, then yes. ...Read more

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What heart conditions can cause ectopic heart beats?

What heart conditions can cause ectopic heart beats?

Many non-heart: Conditions can cause it. Like coffee and energy drinks, dehydration, alcohol, smoking, cold medicine, street drugs like marihuana, lack of physical conditioning/ obesity, hyperthyroidism, anxiety attacks to mention few. Heart conditions like angina, hypertension, conduction delays etc. Or just can be normal for a person. I get pvc's after exercise. Normal echo and stress test. See your physician. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations. ...Read more

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What could be causing these heart pvc's?

What could be causing these heart pvc's?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Could a cardiac arrhythmia be cured?

Could a cardiac arrhythmia be cured?

Arrhythmia cure: If the patient is very lucky, cures sometimes happen. Most often effective treatment is present but not necessarily cure. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be a symptom of myelofibrosis?

Possibly: This would not be an early sign of this problem. As you know, this condition can cause an anemia and this could cause your heart to beat faster, but your would have to be very anemic to experience palpitations. If you are concerned get it check out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an irregular heart beat be mistaken and be anxiety?

Can an irregular heart beat  be mistaken and be  anxiety?

It can. : Arrhythmia can give you palpitations, speed up your heart rate and drop your blood pressure. The symptoms one feels could easily be confused with anxiety. The diagnosis can be made easily with an ekg or holter monitor study. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Palpitation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more