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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Palpitation (Overview)

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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What's causes palpitations?

What's causes palpitations?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Palpitation (Overview)

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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What are palpitations?

What are palpitations?

Awareness of heartbe: This may be the awareness of your normal heart beat that may be faster or more forceful that normal. More commonly this is associated with an awareness of an irregular heart beat such as extra heart beats or an abnormal tachycardia. ...Read more

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Are palpitations normal?

Are palpitations normal?

Depends on symptoms: Palpitations can absolutely be normal but it is important to see your doctor to get an EKG (electrocardiogram) and possibly a cardiac echo and/or 24h holter monitor as well as some basic blood chemistries to rule out various etiologies. In a patient with a structurally normal heart, palpitations are not usually a reason for medical concern. Stress, exercise and smoking are common causes. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations?

What causes palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations are the subjective sensation of the beating of your heart. Often, this is the result of an early beat that leads to a pause and then a vigorous heart beat that you feel as a "palpitation." Rarely, an irregular heart beat. In most cases, these are benign. Try eliminating caffeine from your diet to see if this has an effect. See your doctor to determine if you need further testing. ...Read more

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What mean of palpitation?

What mean of palpitation?

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. ...Read more

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What's causes palpitations?

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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Are palpitations inherited?

Are palpitations inherited?

Sometimes: Palpitations or the awareness of your heart beat is very common. It may be due to extra beats of the heart from stress, or med/diet issues. Others include atrial fibrillation which may often appear as you age. And, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia which may be inherited or be related to heart wiring issues at birth. Sudden cardiac death my occur in some families due to prolonged qt syndrome. ...Read more

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How do palpitations affect you?

How do palpitations affect you?

Depends on cause: Palpitations could be normal responses or abnormal from pathological condns. It is unpleasant awareness of your own hear beats. Pregnancy, pain, fever, fright fear, anxiety are physiological condns. But extreme anxiety -panic attacks, medication side effect with palp., cardiac conditions, anemia, throid excess, low bp, blood loss with shock, dehydration -extreme, are common conditions with fast hear rate. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to palpitations?

No: No unless cause is found like medication herbals supplements caffeine which is stopping or changed can relieve palpitations ...Read more

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Can you tell me about palpitations?

In general...: Palpitations are the feeling in your chest of an irregular heart beat. Most of the time they are benign. If bothersome or very frequent, your doctor can get an EKG, echocardiogram and lab work (thyroid and electrolytes). Oftentimes a monitor is necessary to see what your heart is doing when you feel these. ...Read more

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What are palpitations a symptom of?

What are palpitations a symptom of?

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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What is the reasonfor palpitations ?

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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I have palpitations what should I do.

I have palpitations what should I do.

Investigate.: Palpitations require investigation. When are they occurring? Does it feel like regular or erratic beating of the heart? Any symptoms with the palpitations? Are they constant, or is something triggering them. Generally you'd need some blood testing and specific testing for the heart to elucidate a cause. ...Read more

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How do I get my palpitations to stop?

Palpitations: See your doc for evaluation and treatment. Cut out stimulants and alcohol, don't smoke. ...Read more

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Are palpitations with exercise common?

Are palpitations with exercise common?

Yes: Palpitations with exercise are reasonably common but they can also be an indication of underlying cardiac issues. Establish with a health care professional who can provide you with a monitor and thereby characterize the nature of the arrhythmia causing your concern. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of palpitations?

Palpitations: Heart palpitation has been described as heart poundings, heart racing, heart skipping, heart stopping, heart rolling -- and it can be accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting spells and even black-out episodes -. ...Read more

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Frequent palpitations. Are they normal?

Need more data: Palpitations my occur due to an abnormal heart rhythm; however, they might be felt during a normal rhythm as well. If they occur only intermittently, and if a medical examination does not reveal any other obvious problem such as hypertension, heart failure or thyroid function abnormality, then some form of ambulatory monitoring might be needed to document the cause of ones palpitations. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have palpitations?

What does it mean to have palpitations?

Heart beat sensation: Palpitations refer to an awareness of you heart racing or pounding, too fast or slow. Heart palpitations can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or an underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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Is palpitation normal for the age of 40?

Is palpitation normal for the age of 40?

PALPITATIONS W/U: . Palpitations that are symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the palpitation?

What are the symptoms of the palpitation?

Same thing: Actually, palpitation is a symptom. It is a sensation of fluttering in the chest most commonly because the heart is beating irregularly or harder and/or faster than norma. ...Read more

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I think I have palpitation. What do I do?

I think I have palpitation. What do I do?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that are symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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I'm having bad palpitations. What should I do?

I'm having bad palpitations. What should I do?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you're having palpitations?

How can you tell if you're having palpitations?

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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I have palpitations that won't stop, what to do?

Palpitations: Need to seek medical attention need to get ECG and holster monitor to document what is the rhythm of the heart as well as echo imaging to evaluate the function of the heart seek advice from a cardiologist. ...Read more

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How to tell if my palpitations are serious or not?

How to tell if my palpitations are serious or not?

Palpitations: They can be serious. But, most humans have palpitations. Many of us do not pay enough attention to know it though.
Here is some good advice: if you have other symptoms with your palpitations such as shortness of breath, chest pain, numbness in your teeth or if the palpitations persist for more than a few seconds you may well go see your family doctor to discuss. If they seem severe call 911. ...Read more

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How can I stop palpitations and why am I having them?

Reduce stress: More history should be taken to understand the specific cause of these palpitations and treat rare, but dangerous conditions.. Most palpitations are a result of stimulation, including stress, caffeine, certain foods, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, dietary supplements or over the counter and medications, and environmental/work place causes. Also, treat blood pressure and get good sleep. Start with PCP. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: palpitation?

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. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of palpitations bt im ok is dat normal?

Palpitations: There are a number of causes for the sensation of palpitations. If you otherwise have no symptoms of chest pain or lightheadedness or shortness of breath, then the symptom is most likely to be caused by occasional extra heart beats. See if you can check your pulse and see if the heart rate is fast or irregular - if so - you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations at night? Only when I lie down

What causes palpitations at night? Only when I lie down

Palpitations: Palpitation usually means rapid regular or irregular heartbeat. You maybe just having awareness of your heartbeat in the quiet atmosphere night lying down. Another possibility is that you may be suffering from anxiety or irregular heart rhythm, if that is the case you should consult a physician. If you're having a rapid heartbeat you should cut back on caffeine and smoking if you do ...Read more

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What should I do for my severe palpitations please help?

What should I do for my severe palpitations please help?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...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