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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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is. ...Read more

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I get these weird flutters and spasms after i eat and feel jittery. Could this be reflux or something with my heart? Had good echo result in november

I get these weird flutters and spasms after i eat and feel jittery. Could this be reflux  or something with my heart? Had good echo result in november

You need to get checked out.: Anytime someone in their 40s has the new onset of chest symptoms, it is most important to roll out a heart cause first. If you have a cardiac evaluation and it is completely normal, then tests can be done to help decide if other problems, such as reflux disease or something else come is going on. But the cardiac evaluation has to come first. To check out asap. ...Read more

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These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.

These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.

Menstrual flutters: Many things can give a fluttering sensation in the chest, including several heart rhythm issues. Almost all these arrhythmias are benign (not dangerous) but can be annoying. The most common cause of fluttering is pvcs (single extra beats from the bottom chambers). It is common for such arrhythmias to come and go in the menstrual cycle. It is treatable and a heart monitor can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Reflux symptom starts off with nauseousness, you want to throw up, belching and burping, then pain goes into the back, causing the heart to flutter. Had to have ablation to fix the arrhythmia. Still have the attacks, but the heart does not race now. Stan

Reflux  symptom starts off with nauseousness, you want to throw up, belching and burping, then
pain goes into the back, causing the heart to flutter. Had to have ablation to fix the
arrhythmia. Still have the attacks, but the heart does not race now. Stan

Hello. : Hello. I don't know what the cause of your symptoms is. Possible symptoms of reflux include: regurgitation of acid into your throat or mouth. This can leave a bad taste in your mouth or even cause you to vomit. Symptoms which fall under the category of dyspepsia include: nausea or burping after eating, feeling bloated or uncomfortably full with possible pain in the upper abdomen after eating a big meal. The symptoms can be triggered after lying on your back, eating too much or bending over; especially if lifting something heavy. Heartburn can be experienced as burning that can rise from your stomach and ascend as high as the throat. Here is the problem. Sometimes when a person is having a heart attack, they may think that they are having heartburn. The fact that your pain goes into your back and that your heart is fluttering is of concern. You didn't mention if you have any sense of tightness or issues with your breathing. Also don't know if you have been having these events for years or if they just started. If there is pain in your neck, shoulder, jaw or teeth or you are experiencing shortness of breath, that could be more suggestive of cardiac. Cardiac events can lead to feeling dizzy, nausea or having increased sweating. The pain from a cardiac source is often described as tightness, fullness or "feeling like their is an elephant sitting on my chest." it can occur intermittently for minutes at a time. If your symptoms are consistent with a heart attack then please call 911. Regardless, you need to have your symptoms medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

GERD can Cause Palp: The esophagus sits immediately posterior to the heart . Acidic irritation in the esophagus could elicit palpitations by local inflammation and irritation as well as by increasing adrenergic tone because of associated pain and anxiety. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be ?

Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be ?

Symptoms: Your symptoms could be caused by a number of things some physiologic some psychologic. You should get checked out by a doc to evaluate your state. The third heart sound in you could be 'physiologic' or abnormal, another thing to check. ...Read more

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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


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