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When is it dangerous for constant heart palpitations & skipped beats? 30yo female, AV node block diagnosed 10yrs ago. Happens every 10sec since thurs

When is it dangerous for constant heart palpitations & skipped beats? 30yo female, AV node block diagnosed 10yrs ago. Happens every 10sec since thurs

Arrythmia: Any arrythmia can be dangerous, but especially when blood pressure drops and patients become dizzy and/or light-headed. Make sure your thyroid levels are normal as well. An ECG at your local doctor's office or urgent care is a good idea, go to the ER if worse. See a cardiologist and consider a 24 or 48 hour Holter monitor. ...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


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How dangerous is feeling constantly heart beat skips? I feel that almost all days, Holter made Dr said no worrisome problems. Many thanks

How dangerous is feeling constantly heart beat skips? I feel that almost all days, Holter made Dr said no worrisome problems. Many thanks

Hi, Oscar: Skipped beats in someone with a healthy heart (you) are not at all dangerous, but the symptom can still be annoying. In such cases, I often use propranolol (40-80 mg a day, starting at the lowest dose). It has the added benefit of lowering your blood pressure so maybe your Dr will substitute it for amlodipine? Best wishes, BEW ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) I only notice some when I'm in this position?

Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) I only notice some when I'm in this position?

Yes: If you lay on your left side, your heart actually sits right on your chest wall, and it is much easier to feel/sense your heartbeat, which might have occasional skipped beats. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when I breathe in I feel my heart skip. Why?

Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when I breathe in I feel my heart skip. Why?

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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Sometimes I suddenly get palpitations! Like my heart skips a beat! 112 BPM when lay down. Should I tell my GP?

Yes.: An EKG and Holter monitor are non-invasive and can give good information. Lab may be needed for Ca, Mg and K levels if you are on other meds or have loose stools. Treatment at home that works well is Mg (magnesium). For skip beats etc. I use Mag Glycinate or Mag Maleate @ 200 mg 3x/d. [this can cause loose stools so you might only tolerate 400 mg. You can easily take 800 mg. This helps 90% of ...Read more

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Always get heart palpitations when im running or doing exercises like my heart skips a beat then beats hard for a second. How to. Stop. This?

Always get heart palpitations when im running or doing exercises like my heart skips a beat then beats hard for a second. How to. Stop. This?

Medical check up to: Palpiations are often caused by irregular heart beats what you describe is very likely due to extra beats which can be best confirmed by your doctor who will likely do an ekg to confirm the nature and degree of abnormailty. In young people this can be caused by excess of coffee use or any caffeine containing drinks like coca cola. Alcohol can also bring them on. ...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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I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken.?

I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken.?

Palpitations: Palpitations with lightheadedness upon standing - this could be due to something with the thyroid, electrolytes, heart rhythm abnormality. I suggest you do see a physician for a check of blood work, EKG and blood pressure prone and supine. ...Read more

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Gerd and heart palpitations. What are the connections. Seems when my gerd acts up it feels like my heart skips beats. Can feel in wrist pulse?

Gerd and heart palpitations. What are the connections. Seems when my gerd acts up it feels like my heart skips beats. Can feel in wrist pulse?

Common.: The esophagus and heart are connected through common nerves. Some of what you feel may be esophageal in nature although you may also have some pauses or "extra" beats if the esophagus is stimulated enough. In any case this sensation is pretty common and benign. It may indicate that your GERD is undertreated. ...Read more

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Constant rapid heart beat/ palpitations, what is this?

Constant rapid heart beat/ palpitations, what is this?

Rapid heartbeat: Sounds like rapid heart beat to me. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. If you truly have constant rapid heart beat, it's going to be exceedingly easy to diagnose (with just an ekg). Otherwise, a 24 hour recording would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause constant heart palpitations? If you feel anxious all day. Yes or no im 20

Can anxiety cause constant heart palpitations? If you feel anxious all day. Yes or no im 20

Yes!: Hi Jackie, Heat palpitation is one of teh hallmarks of anxiety, along with feeling dizzy, sweating, flushed face, and feeling nautious. See a professional please for more details, an assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

See doctor: Your heart rate is at the lower limit of normal yet your heart is pounding quite hard. Although I suspect that this may be from anxiety, you do need to rule out a cardiac problem just to be sure and calling your doctor would be the first step. Whether he would refer you to a cardiologist is up to him. ...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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I don't know if im having a heart palpitations or not because im constantly aware of my heartbeat. I also have anxiety so anxiety symptoms mimic hd?

I don't know if im having a heart palpitations or not because im constantly aware of my heartbeat. I also have anxiety so anxiety symptoms mimic hd?

Symptoms of a panic: Attack can sometimes mimic heart disease. The best way to differentiate anxiety / panic from medical causes is through a medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations for years. 24 hour tape years ago. All good. 50+ ecgs in last year. One last week. All good. Palpitations constant today. Dying?

Heart palpitations for years. 24 hour tape years ago. All good. 50+ ecgs in last year. One last week. All good. Palpitations constant today. Dying?

Cardiac symptoms: Palpitations (the sensation of a rapid or irregular heart beat) with lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath or chest pain should be evaluated promptly. Anxiety about palpitations can become very debilitating. If no medical cause is found then mental health therapies are indicated. ...Read more

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I'm constantly lightheaded even when my heart rate is completely normal without the palpitations. Could the palps and the ligjtheadness be separate?

I'm constantly lightheaded even when my heart rate is completely normal without the palpitations. Could the palps and the ligjtheadness be separate?

You bet: You've proved it, in fact. Lightheadedness can be caused by a multitude of factors: low blood pressure, hyperventilation, inner ear dysfunction, stress, fatigue, drug intoxication, just to name the most common. Palpitations are actually an uncommon cause unless constant and sustained. ...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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What can cause constant vertigo with intermittent heart palpitations and nausea?

What can cause constant vertigo with intermittent heart palpitations and nausea?

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 ...Read more

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Had virtually every diagnostic test- all negative. Still have constant palpitations, spasms in heart, cough, heart fluttering, chest pain. What is it?

Had virtually every diagnostic test- all negative. Still have constant palpitations, spasms in heart, cough, heart fluttering, chest pain. What is it?

Difficult to answer: These significant symptoms require a person to person evaluation, examination by a doctor, and a variety of testing. A Cardiologist is who you need to consult with. If you have already seen one, then I would recommend a second opinion by another one. ...Read more

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I'm constantly feeling really hot in my upper body. Also have heart palpitations. My TSH is 0.65, which seem normal but just 2 months ago it was 2.2?

I'm constantly feeling really hot in my upper body. Also have heart palpitations. My TSH is 0.65, which seem normal but just 2 months ago it was 2.2?

Need to test thyroid: You will need to test the other thyroid tests. Th e dropping of the TSH level could suggest the other thyroid tess are up which could cause the palpitations ...Read more

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What could be causing my symptoms? Frequent chest pain, pounding heart, constant palpitations. Especially after I eat my heart pounds and palpitates.

What could be causing my symptoms? Frequent chest pain, pounding heart, constant palpitations. Especially after I eat my heart pounds and palpitates.

Many: There are many reasons why you could be having these symptoms, for sure you need to be evaluated, cardiac arrhythmia, thyroid problems, diabetes, anxiety, heart valve problems among others could the cause. Do not ignore your symptoms get help. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

Chest pain: Absent further information such as age, comorbid conditions etc the best suggestion is to assume the worst and seek medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

No: Other things cause increase in heart rate. obesity alone does not. Food that contain caffeine, diet supplements, stress, anxiety all can cause increase in heart rate. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause. ...Read more