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Benign 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had benign heart palpitations for years. When i lay on my right side they get bad. When i turn on my left side they go away. Is this unusual?
Palpitations: Positional palpitations are not unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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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