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Could an electric shock have caused me to get heart palpitations?

Could an electric shock have caused me to get heart palpitations?

Yes and maybe: Certainly arrhythmia can occur at the time of and immediately after an electric shock. Usually. That would be transient. As to whether a shock can cause ongoing arrhythmia that is harder to answer. Palpitations, unexplained, are so common that it would be hard to prove that the rhythm problem was caused by the shock. So I doubt the relation between electric shock and chronic arrhythmia. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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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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I notice I get palpitations when I feel the pressure from costochondritis. Can that cause heart palpitations?

I notice I get palpitations when I feel the pressure from costochondritis. Can that cause heart palpitations?

Many things can: Heart palpitation is the symptom of an acute awareness of your heart beating. This can be described as beating hard, fast or abnormally. Many things can cause this, from abnormalities in the conduction system, anxiety, irritation on/around the heart or problems with delivering oxygen to heart tissue. Anytime it is coupled with chest pressure, you should have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about heart palpitations when I'm not lying down? I get heart palpitations throughout the day with seemingly no cause. I have no pre-existing conditions and I'm not taking any medications. Should I be concerned?

Should I be concerned about heart palpitations when I'm not lying down? I get heart palpitations throughout the day with seemingly no cause. I have no pre-existing conditions and I'm not taking any medications. Should I be concerned?

If: If you feel your heart racing and your not exerting yourself this is known as palpitations. If you have these sensations then you may want to go to your physician and he may provide you a monitor or refer you to a cardiologist (or a cardiac electrophysiologist, a heart electrician) who may place a 24 hour holter monitor if you symptoms on a daily basis or an event monitor if you have it less often. Then when you have symptoms you can document the time in a dairy for the holter or activate the record mode on the event monitor and call the recording in so your physicians can correlate what your heart rhythm is during your sensation of palpitations. This is one of our gold standards.
I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I get heart palpitations a lot especially in the cold. I've had my heart checked a few times and they say its healthy. What causes these!?! help!

I get heart palpitations a lot especially in the cold. I've had my heart checked a few times and they say its healthy. What causes these!?! help!

Many causes: Are you getting heart palpitation and then getting cold? Or are you expose to cold environment and then getting heart palpitation? Do you have cold intolerance? What kind of test was done to r/o a heart condition? Holter monitoring? Ecg can be normal an still have an arrhythmia. Anxiety disorders, panic attacks, thyroid disease, nutritional problems, etc. Consult a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

Nondiagnostic: These multiple symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to release of hormones by tumors such as carcinoid, pheochromocytoma or conditions like hyperthyroidism or even anxiety. Your physician would take a detailed history, perform a thorough physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. If needed, a referral to a specialist will be made. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations caused by your period dangerous or normal with hormonal shifts? Doctor said EKG and bloodwork was fine. Should I get rechecked?

Are heart palpitations caused by your period dangerous or normal with hormonal shifts? Doctor said EKG and bloodwork was fine. Should I get rechecked?

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, or skipping beats, or extra beats, we call that palpitations. They are not necessarily dangerous. However, if palpitations are sustained more than a minute, and associated with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting, then that's worrisome and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to get heart palpitations while on a diet?

Could it be healthy to get heart palpitations while on a diet?

Electrolytes: Dieting can lead to low potassium and low magnesium - both of which cause palpitations. Since you have symptoms, you should ask your doc to monitor your diet with an occasional blood sample. It's also very motivating to check in now and then (keeps you "on track"!). ...Read more

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Is it normal to get heart palpitations during pms? I had them last month and ceased day period started. They are now starting again.

Is it normal to get heart palpitations during pms? I had them last month and ceased day period started. They are now starting again.

Very normal: Many women notice periodicity of their heart rhythm with their monthly cycle. This is even more true in pregnancy. No doubt hormone related. Benign. ...Read more

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I just cut down my clonazepam intake from 1 mg to. 5mg. Is it normal to get heart palpitations, nausea and lose stools?

I just cut down my clonazepam intake from 1 mg to. 5mg. Is it normal to get heart palpitations, nausea and lose stools?

ClonazepamWithdrawal: The importance of a gradual reduction taper regime cannot be emphasized stronger. You should taper off Clonazepam by 0.25 mg (cut in half 0.5 mg) or chew 0.5 mg and spit or cross over to diazepam. Talk to your physician for more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

No: You should see a cardiologist to evaluate these episodes of palpitations. This could be a manifestation of your thyroid disease but you should get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations (skipped beat) for a few days, everyday. Under lots of stress. Could that be the cause?

Having heart palpitations (skipped beat) for a few days, everyday. Under lots of stress. Could that be the cause?

Yes, but...: Stress can contribute to heart palpitations, but so can too much caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. If the palpitations are very frequent throughout the day, or are prolonged or associated with any shortness of breath, chest discomfort, or lightheadedness, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?

Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?

Palpitations?: It is common to have rapid hear beats and palpitation after workout.We don't know what really sinking heart means. Do you suffer from Asthma.Asthma can cause palpitations during an acute ataack only. Since it is a cocern and if it is happening every time you workout, it may be a good idea to get it checked from your Primary Doctor. It may be nothing serious but still get it checked for peace of mond ...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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Please tell me, could a sinus infection cause heart palpitations?

Please tell me, could a sinus infection cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Any kind of infection can cause heart palpitations. The most common reasons for palpitations associated with infections include fever and dehydration. Treatment of the infection and adequate rest and fluids are helpful in preventing palpitations. Some sinus medications (those with pseudophed) can also cause or worsen palpitations, and should be avoided if palpitations are present. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

A few: Some times simply changing your bodies postion will shift the hearts position closer the the chest and make the pulse more palpable. Lying flat can cause reflux which that irritates the heart and causes palpitations. Especially pts with a large hiatal hernia. Simple diagnostic evalluations such as a n upper GI study and a holter. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

Palpitations: You need to get an ekg, holter, event monitor and loop recorder in sequence to diagnose cause of your palpitations. If everything is normal, then it simply anxiety disorder. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

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've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

Junk food: Yes, junk food might cause your heart palpitations but if you are also taking perhaps too much liquor, please stop that for a few days.
If alcohol was not something you drank while in Vegas, you must see your primary doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more