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Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Definitely: Caffeine is a relatively potent stimulant, and as true with all stimulants, it can cause palpitations and a rise in one's heart rate. Should one experience multiple palpitations and/or an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, be sure to see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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What causes heart palpitations and what do you do about it? I have had a problem for many years with heart palpitations. I know that caffeine is a real culprit and i try to stay away from it as much as i can. What else can I do?

What causes heart palpitations and what do you do about it? I have had a problem for many years with heart palpitations. I know that caffeine is a real culprit and i try to stay away from it as much as i can. What else can I do?

Lots of Things: If it's just a single out of place beat here or there, it's just an irritable extra beat from either the top or bottom chambers. If it's a sustained thing with a fast run, it's usu one of 3 different rhythms we collectively call svts. If it's all the time, it could be inappropriate sinus tach, atrial flutter or atrial fib. A cardiac electrophysiologist can help you get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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How to stop heart palpitations from caffeine?

How to stop heart palpitations from caffeine?

Sorry: If something is causing you damage, do away with it or decrease it to an amount that is tolerable. You may have to find a decaf that you like or dilute out your coffee. If it is from a carbonated beverage, you should work on changing to another non-caffiene drink. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations normal, with worrying and too much caffeine?

Are heart palpitations normal, with worrying and too much caffeine?

Potentially: Palpitations may be nothing to worry about but you need to see someone to make sure everything checks out ok. ...Read more

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I have frequent heart palpitations and it kinda worrys me but my doctor said it was due to caffeine and smoking. Does that sound right?

I have frequent heart palpitations and it kinda worrys me but my doctor said it was due to caffeine and smoking. Does that sound right?

Nicotine & xanthines: Nicotine (in tobacco) is actually a neurotransmitter & is used by the body to tell the heart & vessels how to adapt. Methylxanthines (like caffeine) can interfere w/ this system, just like taking a mega-hit of nicotine (by smoking). Excessive caffeine intake is associated with (but debated as to cause of) atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart beat that can cause palpitations. Smoking helps no 1! ...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