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What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

Many things: The two are not necessarily related. Heart flutter, if you mean sensations of fluttering in the chest, can be caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. But palpitatios can occur even if the rhythm is regular. Numbness of an arm is commonly caused by pressure on a nerve which can occur in the neck, elbow, or wrist. Occasionally, arm numbness can occur with heart chest pain. Also can occur with stroke. ...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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Possible heart attack? I'm 26 Been having palpitations, dizziness that goes away when sitting or lying down and left arm numbness/burning for few days

Possible heart attack? I'm 26 Been having palpitations, dizziness that goes away when sitting or lying down and left arm numbness/burning for few days

See a doctor: Palpitations and dizziness that disappear with sitting or lying down are not suggestive of an acute heart attack, but these symptoms need evaluation. The numbness and burning of the left arm may or may not be related. There are many possibilities for these symptoms, including panic disorder, episodic irregular heart beats, anemia. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I am 32 yrs female I been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

I am 32 yrs female I been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

Heart attack: Women tend to have variable and atypical symptoms. Please see your pcp if your symptoms have resolved or go to the er if you have on going symptoms. ...Read more

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I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot

I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot

Radiculopathy: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck. It's called cervical radiculopathy. Mri and emg/ncv study usually are needed to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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Is my arm numbness and dizziness something to be concerned about? Hi, I'm a 23 year old male, non smoker, no serious health issues in the past, no family history of heart issues or anything of that nature. I'm a stock trader, and recently when I am enteri

Yes: Arm numbness can be associated with cardiac and other chest issues, since pain is often referred, and also can be associated with something pressing on the nerves as they exit the spine, or go through the axilla (armpit), or further down the arm. It is not normal, and if has been persistent, you should see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

? other tests?: At 18 you are at low risk for a heart problem but I have seen pericarditis in younger kids with similar symptoms. An ekg and/or cardiac enzymes would rule out most issues that combine arm numbness with chest pain. Without the arm numbness I would consider heartburn/reflux more likely. However having a more extensive history with timing/duration/activities & exam would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more

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Waking up once a month with heart pounding & arm numbness? Heart test fine at mayo. Sleep study normal at mayo? Brain MRI norm? Goes away within 5minute

Waking up once a month with heart pounding & arm numbness? Heart test fine at mayo. Sleep study normal at mayo? Brain MRI norm? Goes away within 5minute

Holter?: Waking up with arm numbness that resolves in a few minutes is a common and normal occurrence. It's due to compression neuropathy from positioning during sleep. Getting up and moving around relieves it. For your heart pounding, ask to wear a 24 hour Holter (heart) monitor to see what your heart is doing when you awaken. Many people have a.m. anxiety which results in fast but normal HR till calm. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

What causes numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ANXIETY AND HYPERVENTILATION CAN CAUSE NUMBNESS. ...Read more

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Right arm numbness for 3 days no heart problems been checked I do have cervical neck disc bulges and a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Right arm numbness for 3 days no heart problems been checked I do have cervical neck disc bulges and a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Neck discs: If the disc herniation is pinching a nerve in the spine, then this could explain your symptoms. You should follow up with your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Docsays heart is fine. Have anxiety causing chest pain & arm numbness. Also have esophagus probs. Can anxiety cause left arm burning? Indigestion?

Docsays heart is fine. Have anxiety causing chest pain & arm numbness. Also have esophagus probs. Can anxiety cause left arm burning? Indigestion?

Panic symptoms like: Heart attacks. (shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sweating, etc) with normal ecg. Learn2relax your breathing. Practice when u r not having a panic attack so that when it occurs u will be prepared2use the relaxed breathing2calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, u r not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Therapists can teach u other relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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I had a sharp pain in my chest that made part of left arm numb. Did I have a heart attack?

I had a sharp pain in my chest that made part of left arm numb. Did I have a heart attack?

Not likely: Sharp aim, young female, numbness- not likely cardiac. These symptoms more consistent with musculoskeletal / nerve pain. Can never be 100 % though. ...Read more

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Last night woke up from sleep heart beating very fast I had pain there felt like I couldn't breathe at all. Heart attack? Left arm numb prior to bed

Last night woke up from sleep heart beating very fast I had pain there felt like I couldn't breathe at all. Heart attack? Left arm numb prior to bed

Very unlikely: Sounds like a minor panic attack or bad dream but could be a myriad of causes. If it does not subside after 10-15 min go to ER, or if continues to recur, consult your MD. Based on your age, very unlikely to be a heart attack ...Read more

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Why does the skin over my heart burn and tingle, making my arm numb? This has been happening for approximately the weeks, two or three times a week.

Why does the skin over my heart burn and tingle, making my arm numb? This has been happening for approximately the weeks, two or three times a week.

Numbness: Most common cause would be from the 6th cervical nerve from your neck. Should be easy to evaluate and determine if this is the cause. ...Read more

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Heart rate races if I'm doing nothing but then it goes back to normal feeling sick dizzy sore chest tingly arm numb mouth feeling week what's wrong?

See you doctor: This may or may not be normal. Talk to your doctor- you need an ekg or even a 4 hour holter monitor. If you have crushing chest pain- go to the er. ...Read more

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Pulmonary embolism about 2wks ago in both lungs 1 clot near rt side heart. Today left arm numb and severe headache why?

Hypercoaguability: Means your blood clots too easily...Did they find a reason for the pe before discharge? On blood thinners? Arm numbness and headache warrant a call to your doctor or return to er and then find out what root cause of this is. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

What to do if I have numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ANXIETY AND HYPERVENTILATION CAN CAUSE NUMBNESS. ...Read more

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Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

You need an: Additional evaluation to determine the nature of your fast heart beat and continued symptoms. Make an appointment for evaluation by a primary care health care worker. Potentially you will need referral to a specialist (cardiologist.) ...Read more

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I have been having heart fluttering and a numb left arm? Big deal or not?

Maybe: Those are symptoms that should be evaluated. There are so many causes. Some are serious, some are not. ...Read more

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My heart flutters occasionally, my left arm feels numb, my chest feels tight & begins to hurt & I have difficulty breathing. Heart problems?

My heart flutters occasionally, my left arm feels numb, my chest feels tight & begins to hurt & I have difficulty breathing. Heart problems?

Its possible: Possible but unlikely at your age. What is your murmur from? Why do you take the listed medications and how much? There are quite a few things, some minimal and some serious that could do this but don't fool around with it let a doctor rule out the possible serious things. ...Read more

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I'm scared I might be having a heart attack my left arm went numb heart palpitations troubled breathing what to do? I am known to have panic attacks

I'm scared I might be having a heart attack my left arm went numb heart palpitations troubled breathing what to do? I am known to have panic attacks

Palpitations: Although these can be signs, it is very rare for someone your age to have a heart attack. The same signs occur with panic attacks. Based on your history, you have had similar episodes before, so you probably had a cardiac work-up in the past. Were previous tests normal when you felt like this? Call a doctor who knows you well for a safe and accurate assessment and a plan for recurrences. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 160/100 - heart palpitations-numb feelings in left arm - ankles swollen - retaining water and thyroid appears swollen?

Blood pressure 160/100 - heart palpitations-numb feelings in left arm - ankles swollen - retaining water and thyroid appears swollen?

Needs evaluation!: You need to make your way to your Doctor's office or go to ER. This suggests semi-urgent/urgent evaluation. While the blood pressure of 160/100 is not extraordinarily high, concern is raised with the coexistence of your other symptoms. It may all be due to your thyroid (? thyroiditis), but heart issues must be excluded. You need a good history, exam, tests. Go Now. ..Stay well:) ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

May be heart rhythm: Causes for above episodes could include a heart rhythm problem, metabolic/endocrine problem, or possibly anxiety/panic related.

An event monitor or holter monitor would be helpful to assess if was a rhythm problem.
Your doctor can assess if lab testing or heart echocardiogram (to look at heart structure as a potential cause of rhythm problem) is needed. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager experiencing heart pains, arm numbness, headaches and nausea, what can this be?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. It might be only a seasonal flu, but better safe than sorry.
Take care. ...Read more

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Left arm numbness 4 5 mnths. Er visit cbc, cmp, tropononin 1 and ekg, vascular screen all normal. Visit to orthopedic doc. Nothing abnormal in x-ray. Heart?

Very unlikely: It's an atypical presentation and the prevalence of disease in your age group is low. "common things happen commonly" - i'd look to your shoulder for the probable cause. ...Read more

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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


Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more