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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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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I have benign heart palpitations. Usually feels like a skipped beat, but sometimes it feels like a quick painful 'hammer' sensation. Is this normal?

I have benign heart palpitations. Usually feels like a skipped beat, but sometimes it feels like a quick painful 'hammer' sensation. Is this normal?

Palpitations: Absent structural or function Heart disease chronic palpitations are generally benign with respect to mortality; a change in symptom pattern needs reassessment ...Read more

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I am a healthy, active 44yr old female who has been taking 100iu ubiquinol coq1o for several years for benign heart palpitations. Is this dose too high? Thinking of going down to 50iu?

I am a healthy, active 44yr old female who has been taking 100iu ubiquinol coq1o for several years for benign heart palpitations. Is this dose too high? Thinking of going down to 50iu?

CO Q 10: Coenzyme Q 10 has been shown to have some minor effect in reducing symptoms of statin related muscle pain. it rarely has any benefit in the treatment of palpitation. this may simply be a placebo effect and the dose you take is not the issue ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?

Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?

Preeclampsia: You are not spared the risk of preeclampsia even if you are "healthy". Preeclampsia is relatively common, especially in 1st pregnancies. Heart palpitations do not make it more likely. Some things that increase your chances. Are diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease or a family history of it. Most women who get preeclampsia during pregnancy are normal women with normal pregnancies. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with atherosclerosis also with benign heart palpitations after wearing a heart monitor for 24 hours, my question is why when I bend over picking something up out of the floor or tying my shoes do I then have flip-flops in my chest?

I was diagnosed with atherosclerosis also with benign heart palpitations after wearing a heart monitor for 24 hours, my question is why when I bend over picking something up out of the floor or tying my shoes do I then have flip-flops in my chest?

When you bend over: Or increase the pressure inside your chest, you impede the return of blood to your heart and reduce the volume in the pump this can trigger extra heart beats or just make you more aware of heart beats when it refills with reduction in the pressure. This is physiological and unlikely to represent anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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benign heart palpitation for years. Mostly under control except every night when I lay on right side I get them. They stop when I roll over. Serious?

benign heart palpitation for years. Mostly under control except every night when I lay on right side I get them. They stop when I roll over. Serious?

Likely: Benign: I get that on my left side. BUT, deserves cardiology evaluation to settle the issue. Event recorder and echo probaly indicated, . Have thyroid checked: TSH, free T3 & T4. ...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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I have 15-30 heart palpitations daily. 3 docs say they are benign PVCs. Occasionally it feels like a brief 'speed up' in HR. Is this still benign?

PVCs: Presumably your Doc have seen your ecg recordings with the palpitations and probably holter or event monitors on you. Assuming they have recorded your rhythms they are best positioned to judge whether they are benign. Statistically they would likely be benign especially at at 29 unless you have serious heart disease. ...Read more

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My doctor told me my heart palpitations are benign but they have gotten worse since then. They even keep me up at night and cause difficulty breathing?

My doctor told me my heart palpitations are benign but they have gotten worse since then. They even keep me up at night and cause difficulty breathing?

Visit your doctor: Common sense has probably already given you the answer. If things have changed...Then things have changed. I suggest you see your doctor to be rechecked.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I suffered from heart palpitations. Doctor said it is PVC and benign. Is it. Ekg and echo normal.

I suffered from heart palpitations. Doctor said it is PVC and benign. Is it. Ekg and echo normal.

Sounds benign: It appears you have had the appropriate tests. I suggest you limit your caffeine intact, and eat a balanced diet. If there's continued concern, you may need a cardiac stress test, which is an ekg during controlled exercise, or chemical injection. Premature ventricular contractions are "extra" beats that occur, and can be caused by caffeine, fatigue, stress, and chemical imbalance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when I breathe in I feel my heart skip. Why?

Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when I breathe in I feel my heart skip. Why?

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 causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease, anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Heart rhythm: Irregularities of the heart rhythm cause palpitations. Everyone has them sometimes. If you're bothered by them, seek further evaluation. ...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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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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Are heart palpitations inherited?

Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause heart palpitations?

What can cause 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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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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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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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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How can you stop heart palpitations?

How can you stop heart palpitations?

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 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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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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What are signs of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations are an awareness of your heart beating, since most of the time we are not aware of our heart. This can be due to a fast heart rate, a slow heart rate, or an irregular heart rate. This can also happen in times of stress or anxiety. There really isn't a good way to diagnose it but they are usually benign if your heart is structurally normal. Would discuss with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations past week non stop?

Go see your Dr: Right away or go to urgent care and get checked for arrhythmia, thyroid condition etc. Cut down on soda, ccaffeine intake. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-palpitations/ds01139. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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
677 Doctors shared insights

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