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Will anxiety cause irregular heartbeat. Sumtimes my heart will beat twice then there's a pause & will start beating regular again. Happens daily?

Will anxiety cause irregular heartbeat. Sumtimes my heart will beat twice then there's a pause & will start beating regular again. Happens daily?

It can: This is a common symptom of anxiety. I'd suggest a good psych eval and treatment in CBT therapy. If meds are seen to be needed, the therapist will refer for that. This is often a fairly easy symptom to relieve if you are willing to learn skills for anxiety mgmt. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Worried can you cure an irregular heartbeat which is caused by anxiety by treating the anxiety?

Worried can you cure an irregular heartbeat which is caused by anxiety by treating the anxiety?

Yes: Yes. Most arrhythmias that are due to anxiety- adrenaline based, (apcs, pvcs, svt) can be treated with stress management, meditation, exercise, adequate sleep, reduction of caffeine. However, dangerous arrhythmias can also worsen with stress as well. Vtach, afib etc. Complete evaluation with a cardiologist is important prior to simply addressing the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times I ve had normal ECG but 2 times I ve had what

Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times I ve had normal ECG but 2 times I ve had what

Unlikely: T waves are usually inverted in aVR and often leads III, aVL, aVF & V1, An inverted t wave in any single lead is considered a "normal variant." Anxiety doesn't cause T wave inversion but, in your case, it is causing multiple ER visits & EKG's and probably more anxiety. You sound miserable but what you need is appropriate & aggressive treatment for your anxiety, not more EKG's. ...Read more

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If you had an irregular heartbeat (benign) can an anxiety attack make it more pronounced and bothersome?

Yes: Any stress can increase the symptoms of irregular heartbeat, which usually refers to "PVCs" or "PACs." Irregular heart beat could also mean atrial fibrillation, but this would be unlikely at your age.

Anxiety, sleeplessness, illness, stress of any sort, alcohol, caffeine can increase palpitations.

Check out my website http://CardioGauge. Com for heart health education. ...Read more

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39yr old female is having chest tightening that comes & goes. Sometimes feels like irregular heartbeat, this all started after having anxiety attack.

39yr old female is having chest tightening that comes & goes. Sometimes feels like irregular heartbeat, this all started after having anxiety attack.

Anxiety: Most likely anxiety. However, pending family history and your risk factors, I would still recommend basic labs, ecg, stress test and echocardiogram. With palpitations, a 24 hour holter monitor maybe needed too. Anxiety won't kill you, but underlying cardiac disease can. ...Read more

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I have problems with anxiety and irregular heartbeat when I use decongestants containing phenylephrine, is there anything else I could take? I really need help.

Congestion: Your best bet may be a nasal steroid, a few varieties of which are available over-the-counter. As well, you can try an antihistamine, although some can be sedating. Two concerns, though: (1) with your sore throat, you may have an infection and (2) on phenylephrine your heart rate should increase but should not become irregular - has this been investigated? ...Read more

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Many doctors I consult have diagnosed me with anxiety disorder my symptoms are life crashing, stressful and feels close to death is this dangerous? I also av an irregular heartbeat help me please.

Anxiety: Are you getting professional treatment from a Cardiologist for your irregular heartbeat? Have you discussed whether this could be causing your symptoms? Are you panicking when you feel the irregular heartbeat? If your panic is because of the condition then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to learn coping mechanisms for this reaction. Medication could also help. ...Read more

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3yrs chronic anxiety n stress lit ev second like my heart is goin to give way n straining it irregular heartbeat chest pain will this shorten my life?

3yrs chronic anxiety n stress lit ev second like my heart is goin to give way n straining it irregular heartbeat chest pain will this shorten my life?

Have doc exam: The symptoms that you present does not sound to be associated with heart disease. The symptoms most likely are related to anxiety or stress, rather than physical disease. But, you should be checked by a physician and have a cardiac evaluation performed as well as base line laboratory tests, for example, thyroid studies, sugar and so forth. I do feel very strongly that you should have a physicia ...Read more

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I am having a irregular heartbeat & throbbing/cramp pain near the left side of my chest. Doesn't hurt but feels weird cuz it's near the heart anxiety?

Panic attack: Do you drink "energy drinks"? If so it is the Taurine causing this. These dangerous products are very hard on your heart. Or, this is your chest telling you that it is exhausted carrying the stress and anxiety without relief. Either way, get some rest. Don't drink caffeine or other "energy" products. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular heartbeat?

What can cause an irregular heartbeat?

Too many to list: Sorry for vague answer but there are too many causes to list. Get with a cardiologist to determine type of arrhythmia & potential treatments. ...Read more

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What would cause an irregular heartbeat in my baby?

Depends: It depends on what you mean - most small children have a slighty irregular heartbeat which varies with respiration and this is normal. True dysrhythmias are a different story and you would have to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My question is what causes irregular heartbeat at times?

My question is what causes irregular heartbeat at times?

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 melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

NOT usually: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. It's main use is for insomnia. Melatonin seems to be able to shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, but only by about 12 minutes! (according to one research study) the usual dose 1-3mg. Melatonin can raise blood pressure in people who are taking certain medications to control blood pressure-so not recommended in hypertension (hi bp). ...Read more

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What causes irregular heartbeat and what can be done, treated. Can certain meds cause it. Is it deadly?

Depends: Irregularity is very common. There are many causes. Some are trivial, other's more serious. To evaluate, you need documentation of the type of arrhythmia and the overall condition of your heart. A 24 or 48 hour or 30 day event monitor of your heart rhythm is crucial. An echocardiogram is indicated. Some meds can exacerbate it, especially nicotine and caffeine (also: Serevent, (salmeterol) which you list). ...Read more

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What are the causes of irregular heartbeat in toddler while asleep?

Respiration: Most likely what you are observing is called "respiratory arrhythmia" which everyone has. When you breath in, your heart beat quickens, and when you breaths out, it slows. You can try yourself by putting your finger on the wrist over radial artery and breaths in and out slowly and deeply. If you notice that your toddler's heart beat has nothing to do with breathing, take him to a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause an irregular heartbeat?

What could cause an irregular heartbeat?

Many things: It can range from benign premature beats to arrythmias. Talk to your physician & get evaluated. ...Read more

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What're the causes of an irregular heartbeat?

Too many!: There are a plethora of causes for irregular heartbeat! that is why there is a whole specialty that is devoted to finding out the cause (cardiology) best to discuss with your doctor which cause pertains to your case. ...Read more

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Is occasional irregular heartbeat cause for concern?

Is occasional irregular heartbeat cause for concern?

No need diagnosis: Would need a diagnosis to advise. See a cardilogist ...Read more

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Can flovent cause an irregular heartbeat?

Flovent: In and of itself Flovent would generally not cause extrasystoles or cardiac arrhythmia. The associated pulmonary condition for which Flovent is prescribed is a more likely candidate. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?

I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?

Low risk surgery: Irregular heart rhythm does not increase the risk of surgery as long as you do not have heart failure. If you are on a blood thinner it will need to be suspended for 5 days. Gall bladder surgery done by laparoscopy is a low risk surgery and is generally safe even for people with more significant heart disease than you. Good luck with surgery! ...Read more

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Can taking beta blockers for a year be cause an irregular heartbeat?

Not usually: Beta blockers blunt the effect of Adrenalin on your heart. They help w palpitations, fast hr's, and treat hypertension. They would be unlikely to cause an irregular heartbeat. More likely, whatever it is that required the beta blockers in the first place is causing it. ...Read more

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What would cause my 6yr. Old daughter to have heart pains and a irregular heartbeat?

What would cause my 6yr. Old daughter to have heart pains and a irregular heartbeat?

Unusual: I am not a pediatric cardiologist - but I advise you shoudl see one.

I am a radiologist. We know only how to image the heart. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes irregular heartbeat in toddler while asleep?

Normal: Many children have sinus arrhythmia...Which is fancy for irregular heart beat. It is normal. As long as there are no changes in color...It is just skips a beat here and there...It is fine. If you are worried see your pediatrician. We see it all the time...No worries. (and if there any worries, then you will see a cardiologist.). ...Read more

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Can polysorbate 80 in my propafenone HCl cause an irregular heartbeat?

PROBABLY NOT: Polysorbate 80 is ubiquitous in the food/drug industry. It is used as an emulsifier in ice cream. Here, polysorbate makes the ice cream smoother and easier to handle, as well as increasing its resistance to melting. In general, polysorbate 80 is safe and well-tolerated, although a small number of people may be sensitive to this substance and it may be harmful to people with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Can taking 5, 000iu daily of vitamin D3 then stopping one day out of no where cause irregular heartbeat?

Can taking 5, 000iu daily of vitamin D3 then stopping one day out of no where cause irregular heartbeat?

Not likely: Vit d is very long acting. It is stored in fat and liver and it takes a while to get deficient. Missing 1 day will have no consequence. The other conditions you list (anxiety, breathing difficulty, chest pain) certainly can be associated with irregular heartbeat. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bacterial meningitis cause an irregular heartbeat? What does this mean especially if the pt. Has no history of this?

Can bacterial meningitis cause an irregular heartbeat? What does this mean especially if the pt. Has no history of this?

YES: All automatic organs are regulated by the brain, this (cardiorespiratory centers)are located in the lower part of the brain.
Its known as the brain stem.
, meningitis cause inflammation and swelling and secondary irregular cardiopulmonary rhythms. Those changes are reversible when the infection is under control.
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What could have caused occasional 'irregular heartbeat' indication in Omron BP monitor for 57+ yr female? The reading shows BP 116/77 & pulse 69.

Irregular heartbeat: BP machines are not really designed to detect abnormalities of heart rhythm. Causes may include machine error, sinus arrhythmia (i.e., normal), or arrhythmias such as premature contractions or atrial fibrillation. If there are no symptoms it is much less likely to be worrisome. If you have sustained palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, or lightheadedness then see a doc. ...Read more

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Which med causes irregular heartbeat; lyrica, (pregabalin) acutane, Valium or zolpidem? (pvcs)

Which med causes irregular heartbeat; lyrica, (pregabalin) acutane, Valium or zolpidem? (pvcs)

Zolpidem: I like to use www. Drugs. Com & www. Epocrates. Com to search for drug information. Both are free although latter does require registration. It turns out that palpitations have been associated w/zolpidem so talk to your doc about your concerns. In fact, it's always a good idea to report side effects to your pharmacist & prescribing physician. And reconsider diazepam as it can be addicting. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more