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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause heart palpitations?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause heart palpitations?

Pain related: If there is severe pain - yes. Otherwise they are unrelated. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

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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What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.

What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.

Sorry to frustrate: I know you're asking about cardiac conditions. I don't think it was a mistake to investigate - but it is a mistake to persist if there is a null result - especially at your age. Be reassured. Instead - consider a really skilled Health Psychologist who can teach you how to take your health seriously w/out anxiety and unneeded procedures. It can be the best way to feel better. Worth a try! ...Read more

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I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?

I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?

Tough to say: Over the computer is is tough to say, but with any heart palpitations and dizziness you need to be evaluated and properly diagnosed to assure at the least that you have no abnormal heart issues causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Underactive thyroid and heart palpitations when should I see a doctor?

Now: If you have untreated hypothyroidism and are having palpitations, you need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Holter, ecg, stress echo, thyroid function normal. So what would my heart palpitations be or is it just anxiety and y can I see my heart beat in chest?

Holter, ecg, stress echo, thyroid function normal. So what would my heart palpitations be or is it just anxiety and y can I see my heart beat in chest?

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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I've had heart palpitations on occasion but lately they have become more frequent & more frightening. In addition I have constant neck pain. Is it possible I have serious heart iissues? So scared: (

I've had heart palpitations on occasion but lately they have become more frequent & more frightening. In addition I have constant neck pain. Is it possible I have serious heart iissues? So scared: (

Evaluation: Palpitations may be related to rhythm abnormalities of the heart and therefore need further evaluation. The cause may be underlying heart disease or other causes such as hormonal, neurological or even related to medications. ...Read more

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I have electric shocks going thru my chest & neck every hour, heart palpitations, fatigue, cold sweats & unexplained crying outbursts lately?

I have electric shocks going thru my chest & neck every hour, heart palpitations, fatigue, cold sweats & unexplained crying outbursts lately?

Anxiety attacks: More history is need for better evaluation but sounds like an anxiety related attacks. Due to their severity and frequency, I would recommend that you consult your primary physician at the earliest for a thorough assessment, some needed tests (mainly to rule out remotely possible medical conditions) and medication help as deemed appropriate to relieve symptoms and make you functional. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations for years, have ECG, Holter & ultrasound. All normal. Today had heart palps that kinda hurt in my neck and right side of chest. Why?

Heart palpitations for years, have ECG, Holter & ultrasound. All normal. Today had heart palps that kinda hurt in my neck and right side of chest. Why?

Beta blockers?: Heart palpatations that aren't due to severe heart condition are indeed considered benign, but if they are troublesome, many cardiologists prescribe beta blockers like metropolol. Might want to run the chest dyscomfort by your doctor, or perhaps get the opinion of a cardiologist, but this can happen. Did the palpatations occur in conjunction with the pain? Sure the pain not due to other cause? ...Read more

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My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?

My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?

Normal variant: As long as you have normal blood pressure and no prior cardiac history, this is most likely a normal variant. If you are having palpitations, make sure you get that checked, that should be unrelated to prominent neck veins. ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally: Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Can frequent heart palpitations damage your heart or cause problems? I'm getting them every couple of minutes. I should add I have bad anxiety

Can frequent heart palpitations damage your heart or cause problems? I'm getting them every couple of minutes. I should add I have bad anxiety

Heart palpitations: It's so common to have heart palpitations, everyone has them. They do not cause damage. Sometimes we feel them, sometimes we don't.

They are more important when we are monitoring people who are suffering ongoing heart disease. If you have had a normal heart exam and EKG to evaluate this, you're probably going to be fine. ...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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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations all day?

What could cause heart palpitations all day?

Premature beats: Premature beats is most common cause but there can be other arrythmias do get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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How could bending forward cause heart palpitations?

How could bending forward cause heart palpitations?

It doesn't: It just makes the ones that always around more noticeable. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

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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What are the causes of heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What are the causes of heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

Good?: I need more information about you. Any other symptoms? Are you in any medications? Any medical condition diagnosed? Palpitation occur in any other situation? Like exercising. Any test done? It's like your heart go fast or skip a beat? Consult a physician for a good history and physical. ...Read more

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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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Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Indirectly: Since this process often leads to a change in a persons metabolism, and the balance of ions in their blood, it can set someone up for death due to a heart rhythm disturbance. In fact, it is one of the most worrisome features of the collection of anorexia, bulimia, and similar disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more