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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

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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


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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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Are heart palpitations a serious condition?

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. ...Read more

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I have frequent minor palpitations. No serious heart conditions tho. Is amitriptyline at a low dose safe for me? I've read it causes arrhythmia.

I have frequent minor palpitations. No serious heart conditions tho. Is amitriptyline at a low dose safe for me? I've read it causes arrhythmia.

Depends on history: Amitriptyline is more likely to cause serious palpitations in those over age 60, with a history of heart disease or arrhythmias, and usually at higher doses. Accordingly it's hard to say in your case without knowing more of your medical history. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety. If my ekg,stress test,and 2 echocardiograms came back normal, is there a chance at all that my palpitations could be serious?

Holter 24 hour test: The starting point is a 24 hour holter monitor and some blood work (thyroid profile, electrolytes). Often times palpitations are benign and may be seen in the setting of caffeine or other stimulant use or withdrawal from short acting benzodiazepines. I hope this is helpful information. ...Read more

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How to stop my serious heart palpitation?

How to stop my serious heart palpitation?

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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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