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What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

Skipping: Palpitations are sensations in the chest most commonly caused by the heart beating irregularly, too hard, or too fast. The rhythm abnormality can at times be associated with feeling dizzy. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

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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Having a number of heart palpitations dizzy spells lately. Hypoglycemic. Also had 2 unit blood transfusion 3 months ago. Wondering if they're related?

Having a number of heart palpitations dizzy spells lately. Hypoglycemic. Also had 2 unit blood transfusion 3 months ago. Wondering if they're related?

Certainly could be!: If you had a blood transfusion do they know what the blood loss was from? If you are now having dizzy spells and palpitations with that history I would go to the ER immediately for check of your blood counts. ...Read more

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My wife is experiencing dizzy spells and heart palpitations. She has had heart palpitations before but not dizzy spells. But she does get tired someti?

My wife is experiencing dizzy spells and heart palpitations. She has had heart palpitations before but not dizzy spells. But she does get tired someti?

Needs a few tests: Palpitations are a conscious awareness of your own heart beat. It can be simple premature beats or one of multiple arrythmias. The palpitations can be the cause of your problems or reactive to other conditions. Pts with dizzyness and palpitations are particularly worrisome. She needs a full history and physical, labs, cxr, and ekg. A echo should be tone too. Holter/event recorder also as needed. ...Read more

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Been getting dizzy spells, can't catch my breath, face is hot to the touch and sporadic heart palpitations, been under lots of stress anxiety?

Been getting dizzy spells, can't catch my breath, face is hot to the touch and sporadic heart palpitations, been under lots of stress anxiety?

See your doctor: Although stress and anxiety can certainly result in the symptoms that you mention, it is extremely important that you see your doctor ASAP for a complete evaluation. By discussing these symptoms and undergoing a physical examination, your doctor can then determine what testing may be warranted. From there, appropriate referrals can be made depending on the results. Hope this is helpful. Best. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells (12 months), heart palpitations, numb/tingling lips. Faint feeling. Have had every possible blood test and no answers?

Dizzy spells (12 months), heart palpitations, numb/tingling lips. Faint feeling. Have had every possible blood test and no answers?

See specialists: If your blood tests are normal you may need to see a cardiologist or neurologist for further testing. Your symptoms could be caused by many different conditions in your heart of nervous system. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and taking a multivitamin. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and any stimulants like decongestants. ...Read more

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I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, dizzy spells, &severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations. Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, dizzy spells, &severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations. Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

Blood test: You asked the wrong question. Why didn't the doctor explain to you why this (and other) labs were ordered by him/her? There is no excuse and don't be shy or scared. ...Read more

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Which are hidden heart diseases manifested with palpitations and dizzy spells that are not being diagnosed with echo and EKG & require further tests?

Which are hidden heart diseases manifested with palpitations and dizzy spells that are not being diagnosed with echo and EKG & require further tests?

Atherosclerosis,: Typically stating later childhood, is dominant issue underlying cardiovascular disease; does not show on echo/EKG (only ↓ function from death of millions cells does). Disease is in the wall of the arteries (not the openings) & invisible by most current technology. Intravascular ultrasound, where done, is best research technology. Hi-Quality US of carotid bifurcations/femoral artery walls may show. ...Read more

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Constant dizzy spells especially upon standing & palpitations! Ekgs. Holter monitors, heart ultra sound and 30 day event monitor all norm.?!?

Constant dizzy spells especially upon standing & palpitations! Ekgs. Holter monitors, heart ultra sound and 30 day event monitor all norm.?!?

See below: Did they check orthostatic blood pressures - e.g. Does your blood pressure drop when you stand up? That would explain your symptoms and may be a sign of endocrine disease. Good luck! ...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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What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

Lightheaded: If you go long periods of time without eating you can have all of these symptoms. You can also get these due to anxiety. Try to have small frequent meals and stay away from sugar and caffeine. F/u with your dr. For annual check up and labs if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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Extremely dizzy while on my period normal flow up until the last day. Heart palpitations, nausea, loss of appetite, headaches, what's the cause?

Extremely dizzy while on my period normal flow up until the last day. Heart palpitations, nausea, loss of appetite, headaches, what's the cause?

Get checked for: Anemia, thyroid condition, arrythmia, migraine, low blood pressure etc. Take care! Http://nationaldizzyandbalancecenter. Com/resources/what-causes-dizziness-vertigo/. ...Read more

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Why do I have extreme dizziness and heart palpitations!?

Why do I have extreme dizziness and heart palpitations!?

Vertigo?: The spinning sensation is called vertigo. Causes are either from ear or brain or side effect of drugs. If it occurs when lying still in bed, it is probably due to a disturbance in the brain. Pure vertigo is very rarely a seizure. More often it is due to poor blood flow to the back of the brain. Heart and blood pressure problems need to be considered. Migraine may be cause if rest is fine. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of fast heart palpitations and dizziness?

What is the meaning of fast heart palpitations and dizziness?

Trouble: You have the above you need attension of a specialist but start with a genaralist and evaluate for thyriod disorder / ekg/ and holter monior as a baseline evaluation then ask for guidence forfurther evaluation as needed. ...Read more

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Dizziness in a crowded place. Heart palpitations & start to panic lead to breathing difficulties. Cant stay alone and need to be accompanied. Please!!!

Dizziness in a crowded place. Heart palpitations & start to panic lead to breathing difficulties. Cant stay alone and need to be accompanied. Please!!!

Sounds like an: anxiety disorder. Looks like you are seeing a doc and getting treated. Please see a mental health professional if available. "Hope and help for your nerves" by Claire Weekes is a good and helpful book. Peace and good health to you. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations and severe dizziness after taking Omnicef (Cefdinir), what should I do. I have 2 days left till they are finished. 2 times daily.?

Recheck: It depends on the reason you're taking the Omnicef (cefdinir). Check with your doctor. It may be that you can get by stopping it now. There are alternative meds. Perhaps switching you to one would be best. Consult the doctor who prescribed the drug as he/she will know best what is the best course for you. ...Read more

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What could dizziness and heart palpitations be symptoms of?

What could dizziness and heart palpitations be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: One possibility that comes to mind is hyperthyroidism. Too much thyroid hormone can cause both symptoms. Anything that causes "palpitations" can cause dizziness by effecting blood flow to the brain. You definitely need to see your doctor for an ekg, bloodwork and an exam. ...Read more

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What are heart palpitations, dizziness, and vision changes symptoms of?

What are heart palpitations, dizziness, and vision changes symptoms of?

The Need for an MD: Generally speaking, these can all fit together as an abnormal heart rhythm causing a blood pressure which is too low, or the other way around, but there are lots of possibilities, some of which are serious. You should discuss these with a qualified doctor, who will likely prescribe a heart monitoring device which you will correlate with a diary of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have had dizziness off and on all day along with heart palpitations. What should I do?

Have had dizziness off and on all day along with heart palpitations. What should I do?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR/ER: You need to see your doctor, you have heart murmur may be due to mitral valve prolapse.But dizziness may or may not be related to it. ...Read more

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I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you are having these symptoms now, seek IMMEDIATE emergency medical attention. If you are not currently having any of these symptoms or any shortness of breath or severe weakness, then schedule an appointment with your PCP or a Cardiologist ASAP. These are symptoms that can signify a very serious cardiac condition that may be life-threatening. ...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?

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 had an EKG done today after having some heart palpitations & all that come about was RSR in V1, can this explain dizziness & heart flutters?

I had an EKG done today after having some heart palpitations & all that come about was RSR in V1, can this explain dizziness & heart flutters?

No: An ECG is a static test and so as it has been read is normal. RSr likely refers to incomplete RBBB (normal variant in 15% of adult population). If u r dizzy and/ or palpiations, the yield on plain ECG is only good if u had ur sxs at that time. A normal resting ECG bodes well for u, but u need an even monitor or a holter monitor to evaluate for arrhythmia, if any. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I often have heart palpitations but today my heart feels fluttery, weak & like its skipping I feel fine just dizzy plus a little nauseous & v tired?

I often have heart palpitations but today my heart feels fluttery, weak & like its skipping I feel fine just dizzy plus a little nauseous & v tired?

Palpitations: Palpitations fatigue, nausea dizzy you think of a lot of things from thyroid, cardiac, sugars, electrolyte, metabolic problems and even gyn/female causes. You'd should see your health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience heart palpitations, hr of 100, and dizziness when tapering prednisone by 1 mg? O

Is it normal to experience heart palpitations, hr of 100, and dizziness when tapering prednisone by 1 mg? O

Palpitations: No. Experiencing palpitations is not normal. About 1-2% of patients taking stroid therapy reported palpitations as side effect. Some times prolonged steroid therapy could cause cortisol deficiency, which could lead to hypotension; tachycardia (rapid heart beat) could be a reflex response. There are multiple other causes for tachycardia and palpitations. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations and dizziness. Ekg showed- shortened pr interval, and high lateral/lateral repolorization disturbance?

Heart palpitations and dizziness. Ekg showed- shortened pr interval, and high lateral/lateral repolorization disturbance?

R/O LGL Syndrome: The association of tachycardia and a short pr interval on an ekg may indicate an abnormal electrical pathway in the heart that can cause frequent palpitations and a sustained rapid heart rate. There are two syndromes called wolf-parkinson-white (wpw) and lown-ganong- levine (lgl) that are associated with short pr and tachycardia. Medication or ablation can prevent the palpitations and tachycardia. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. 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