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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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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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Are heart palpitations benign?

Are heart palpitations benign?

Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read more

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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations dangerous?

Are heart palpitations dangerous?

Depends: There are a variety of palpitations some dangerous some not. I may have just answered another question that could have been yours as well. The cardiologist will look at what arrythmia ( palpitation) you have and that will determine if its dangerous or not. Its important if you are having them to see a cardiologist have a halter to monitor your heart ekg for a few days and find out what you have ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations?

What could cause heart 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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What might cause heart palpitations?

What might cause heart 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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Possible causes of heart palpitations?

Possible causes of heart 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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How can heart palpitations feel like?

How can  heart palpitations feel like?

Rapid heart beat: Rapid heat beating , some times felt in the neck also. There is a throbing artery on you wrist on the thump side. Feel that artery and count the beats for one minute. More than 100 beats per minute is called palpitation. ...Read more

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Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Very unlikely: This is rather unlikely, but can potentially happen, dependent on what the palpitations represent. If the palpitations are the result of a malignant cardiac rhythm, then they can lead to death if left untreated. Also, if they lead to fainting spells, they may lead to accidental deaths (fainting while driving or being in a dangerous situation). ...Read more

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Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Irregular heartbeat: The sensation of palpitation, an awareness of the heart beat, is usually related to the heart beating irregularly, rapidly, and/or more forcefully than normal. At times, patients can get similar sensations in the chest when the heart is beating normally. ...Read more

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Why might someone get heart palpitations?

Why might someone get heart 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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What is the meaning of heart palpitations?

Rapid heart beat: Gut irritation can aggravate heart palpitations. When heart beats fast -the sensation a person feels is palpitations. ...Read more

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What was the cause of heart palpitations?

What was the cause of  heart 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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What is wrong if I have heart palpitations?

What is wrong if I have heart 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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Please help me? What are heart palpitations?

Please help me? What are heart 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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Why could I keep getting heart palpitations?

Why could I keep getting heart palpitations?

Several reasons: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped or extra beats that some people feel. Often palpitations are benign, due to infrequent skipped beats and not related to any heart problem. In others, palpitations can be an indication of a heart condition that requires medical attention. Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake are general steps that anyone with palpitations can take. If it persists see your md. ...Read more

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What might lead to having heart palpitations?

What might lead to having heart palpitations?

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. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes heart palpitations?

Please tell me what causes heart 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

Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...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