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Can decaf coffee make your heart flutter?

Can decaf coffee make your heart flutter?

Yes: For people especially sensitive to caffeine, decaf coffee can still cause symptoms. It is not caffeine free, it just has less caffeine. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Is drinking 2 cups of coffee making my heart flutter? I've been drinking it for years with no problem. It flutters ALL day now not just right after

Is drinking 2 cups of coffee making my heart flutter? I've been drinking it for years with no problem. It flutters ALL day now not just right after

Maybe: It sounds like you're having palpitations. That could mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm. You should see your doctor to have an EKG done. 2 cups of regular coffee wouldn't be expected to increase palpitations if that's your normal amount. Avoid other stimulants (energy drinks, nasal decongestants, drugs of abuse). ...Read more

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Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, I just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?

Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, I just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?

Yes: Caffeine is a stimulant which can cause the symptoms you are describing. This doesn't mean you have a heart problem, it just means you are quite sensitive to caffeine. It may make sense to switch to decaf or less caffeinated drinks. Be aware that tea is also heavily caffeinated. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroid but I love coffee. Should I avoid cofee completely due to heart palpitations?

I have hyperthyroid but I love coffee. Should I avoid cofee completely due to heart palpitations?

Yes: Yes, I would avoid coffee, but more importantly, I would try to work with your doctor to get better control of your hyperthyroidism. Until you have better thyroid control, try decaf coffee or herbal teas. ...Read more

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I have 1-2 heart palpitations a day, I don't drink coffee and I had a good EKG in june. Is this concerning?

I have 1-2 heart palpitations a day, I don't drink coffee and I had a good EKG in june. Is this concerning?

Depends: If the palpitations are brief, lasting 1-2 seconds, and feel like a "skipped heart beat" or an "extra heart beat" then these are generally benign and of no concern. If the palpitations are prolonged and characterized by sustained rapid heart beats, then you should be evaluated by your physician. These are usually safe and not life-threatening, but can be annoying. ...Read more

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After I consecutive drank 2 cups of coffee (1 before and 1 after meal) I felt heart palpitations and dizziness, is this the effect of coffee?

After I consecutive drank 2 cups of coffee (1 before and 1 after meal) I felt heart palpitations and dizziness, is this the effect of coffee?

Probably: Caffeine is a stimulant. People can have variable sensitivity to its stimulant qualities including having palpitations and dizziness. See what happens off coffee. If you drink it every day you may get a headache from withdrawal. If palpitations and/or dizziness persist or re-occur see a dr. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations (pulse) (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress).

I am experiencing heart palpitations (pulse) (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress).

Sounds like a: Potential panic attack. The last thing you want is caffeine--in any form. Try talking to a shrink, and incorporating healthy grounding and soothing behaviors--self-talk, meditation, yoga, walking 22 1/2 minutes per day, etc. Here's a reference on anxiety:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heart palpitations and the menstrual cycle? Can heart palp be caused by dmae, ginseng, and green coffee bean supplements?

Is there a connection between heart palpitations and the menstrual cycle? Can heart palp be caused by dmae, ginseng, and green coffee bean supplements?

Palpitations: Yes, there is an association with a women's menstrual cycle and palpitations and when a women is peri-menopausal. I have seen it quite frequently. The medications you are on as well as the supplements can all increase palpitations. These can be pac's, pvc's, increased awareness of normal rhythm, and even svt. ...Read more

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Does love make your heart flutter?

Does love make your heart flutter?

Only on Valentine's: Just kidding. Any strong sensation or emotion can cause you to sense palpitations or heart fluttering. .. But it shouldn't actually cause rhythm problems. An ekg or holter monitor should be used to see your heart's rhythm. ...Read more

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Does indigestion make your heart flutter?

Does indigestion make your heart flutter?

Possibly: Nonspecific palpitations can be caused by all sorts of stress physically or emotionally. ...Read more

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Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your heart flutter? I am a 45 year old female and one month ago had an asd clouser done. I noticed every so often I would have a feeling of fluttering in my heart, at fist thought it was my heart getting used to the device.

Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your heart flutter? I am a 45 year old female and one month ago had an asd clouser done. I noticed every so often I would have a feeling of fluttering in my heart, at fist thought it was my heart getting used to the device.

No but..: Plavix (clopidogrel) should not cause any sort of heart arrhythmias. Most people occasionally feel a flutter in their heart, usually related to harmless irregular beats (atrial or premature ventricular beats) or stress/fatigue/anxiety symptoms. However, the ASD closure device could also cause irregular heart beats depending on its position. It would be a good idea to bring it up with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why could the heart flutter at night?

Why could the heart flutter at night?

Rhythm problem: Palpitations or fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly mean that the heart is actually beating irregular with some early beats and some pauses. This can occur at any time of day but not uncommonly, the patient is more likely to notice the sensations at night when lying still or on the left side. Also, in some cases the skipping is more likely to occur when the pulse is slower (lying down). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heart flutter?

How do I know if I have heart flutter?

Heart flutter: This is usually manifested by a sensation of a skipped heart beat. We generally cannot feel our heart beat. If you do have a sensation of a skipped heart beat or palpitation, see your primary care physician for an initial evaluation and if appropriate, he/she can refer you to a cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a heart flutter?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart flutter?

Chest sensation: If you mean atrial flutter that is a specific rhythm where the heart skips or beats fast causing a fluttering or skipping sensation in the chest which we call palpitations. This can eventually lead to shortness of breath, dizziness, even chest pain if the heart is beating fast enough. ...Read more

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Why could someone's heart flutter when he or she lays down?

Why could someone's heart flutter when he or she lays down?

Heart position: Change in position affects the brain regulation of heart rate. It also may cause stretching of certain chambers. These can result in premature beats or other arrhythmias. Those same arrhythmias may be more easy to feel and notice when lying as opposed to walking around. ...Read more

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What should someone do if he or she feels their heart flutter and race?

What should someone do if he or she feels their heart flutter and race?

See physician: Everybody gets skipped beats, but a run of flutter or racing, especially if it takes your breath away, is reason to get seen for a thyroid check, ekg, rhythm study, and whatever else. Usually these are mild nuisances easily managed, but occasionally they warn of something dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a heart flutter kill me?

Depends.: Atrial flutter not typically. Ventricular flutter might. ...Read more

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Can reflux feel like a heart flutter?

Can reflux feel like a heart flutter?

Yes: Heart flutter can mean almost anything to different people. I have had patients note "palpitations" or "gurgling" in their chest from a hiatal hernai and I have also had patients with proven severe erosive esophagitis develop symptomatic arrhythmias (apc, vpc and paf) which resolved with treatment of their reflux. So "heart flutters" may or may not be causally associated with reflux/hiatal hernias. ...Read more

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How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

Medicines: With medicines to control the heart rate, to prevent clots in the heart, and to convert the flutter back to a regular rhythm and keep it there. Also at times the heart is given a shock to convert the rhythm back to normal. ...Read more

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Could sadness cause heart flutter?

Could sadness cause heart flutter?

Unlikely: Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding. Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter should be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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Could steroids make the heart flutter?

Not directly: The sensation of palpitations is fairly common and steroids (depending on the type, potency, and route of administration) have many possible adverse effects, including some cardiovascular ones. However, it is more likely that the underlying condition for which you are receiving the steroids, or associated conditions, may be the root cause of the "flutter". If persistent, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly is heart fluttering? Same as palpitations?

Flutter? Palpitation: Yes it is the same in terms of patient symptom reporting. ...Read more

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Why does my heart flutter after I had a triple bypass?

Common: It may feel like fluttering since heart sac disrupted.
It may really have flutter or atrial fibrillation or pvcs or other arrhythmias after heart surgery.
About 1/3 of patients do and most get over it by 6 week followup. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

No difference: Heart flutter is an arrhythmia. It's like asking, "what is the difference between chevrolet and automobiles? ". ...Read more

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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

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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Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Not necessarily: Palpitations are a sign that the heart is getting more stimulation from the adrenaline surges that happen in anxiety or panic attacks. Very normal physiologic response. Prolonged surges over years could affect the heart, but at 21 years of age it is very unlikely. If u feel your skipping beats or being irregular u should seek medical help by seeing a doctor. ...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