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Doctor insights on: Chest Congestion And Heart Palpitations

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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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Why would a heavy meal, or chest congestion, affect heart rate? Mine can palpitate or slow right down in both instances even when resting in bed.

Why would a heavy meal, or chest congestion, affect heart rate? Mine can palpitate or slow right down in both instances even when resting in bed.

Metabolic demands: A large meal requires 'resources' to be directed to the stomach -i.e. blood! Blood carries vital oxygen and nutrients to tissues (such as the heart) - so a huge meal may infact affect blood flow in some ways. If a narrowing of an artery exists somewhere (such as in coronary artery disease), this change-up can have end organ consequences. With chest congestion it's different, but you should see MD ...Read more

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Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?

Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?

Benign Murmur: Likely to be a benign murmur... These are murmurs produced by blood flow across the valves when the valves are normal. It can happen during growth (younger days of life - such as teen age years) or pregnancy and other illness (flu, anemia etc.,) have a follow up in a few months to see if the murmur is changing in intensity. ...Read more

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Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?

Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?

Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read more

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Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more

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Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

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. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

Palpitations: If you have such persistent symptoms, you might want to get checked. It could be something serious you may be ignoring, ventricular tachycardia, psvt, a. Fib etc. ...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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Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Check heart: Heart problems can cause these symptoms and can kill. See your md. If problem is not cardiac, then other conditions such as hyperthyroidism, or more likely panic attacks will be found responsible. Check the heart first. ...Read more

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Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Could be, prob. not: In persons with anxiety issues heart palpitations are extremely common. Without knowing your complete health history, i would have to recommend a complete evaluation before just putting it down to anxiety. If it is determined to be from your anxiety, then it is not serious. Doing meditation, yoga, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine and decongestants can all help. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?

Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?

You should get Physi: A Physical examination by a doctor is the only way to verify that your left side of chest is swollen. if it is really swollen then further testing starting with chest X-rays will be required to check your heart and lungs including the chest wall structures. An enlarged heart due to any cause can cause symptoms like you have described. So lets make sure you do not have anything serious going on ins ...Read more

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In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

Palpitations.: We need to know what your heart is doing during these episodes of palpitations, and the best way to know would be to wear a Holter monitor, which records your heart rhythm for a day or two. We can catch episodes this way and see what your heart is doing, and by that infer etiology. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest.  What could this be?

Likely Anxiety : At your age, i'd consider it as anxiety. Unless you are at high risk of suffering from heart attack. Family history of sudden deaths from heart disease, obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases can all increase the likelihood of heart disease even in young people like you...Being physically active and healthy food habits are to be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

I will recommend: Visiting your doctor for a good history and physical exam. Ekg, blood test and possibly stress test. I don't know much about you and if you have any risk for heart problems. Diet and endocrine problems need to be review. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...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