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Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

Maybe, but....: As a general rule, exercise is more likely to reveal an underlying heart problem that was already there than to cause a heart problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Can too much gatorade cause a heart flutter?

Can too much gatorade cause a heart flutter?

Gatorade: There are no stimulants like caffeine etc. In gaorade. Therefor, i doubt that it would cause arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Does too much stress cause heart failure and a heart attack?

Does too much stress cause heart failure and a heart attack?

There is a known: Entity called: apical ballooning, takotsubo's or "broken heart" syndrome which can reduce heart function and mimic a heart attack which is a stress mediated process occurring due to adrenergic overload. It is treated with beta blockers & is fairly rare. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise lead to a heart attack?

Can too much exercise lead to a heart attack?

Pace yourself: Regular exercise lowers long-term risk by improving many heart risk factors. But if someone already has plaques & inflammation in their arteries, a heart attack could occur during exercise, esp if we overdo it like extreme weightlifting (which makes blood pressure shoot up) or getting very dehydrated racing on a hot day. Use common sense by building up workouts gradually under safe conditions. ...Read more

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Can I have a heart attack from too much exercise?

Can I have a heart attack from too much exercise?

Yes: The heart is a muscular organ and like any muscle can be overworked to the point of failure. Studies have shown that even well trained marathon runners show signs of heart failure during marathons. To avoid overexerting your heart, train in a graduated fashion in moderation. Work with your physician and a trainer to establish a good cardio training regimen. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack from too much stress?

Could you have a heart attack from too much stress?

Yes: Stress can increase the demand for blood flow to the heart. If the coronary arteries have blockages, then they may not be able to supply enough blood to the heart muscle and a heart attack can occur. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart syndrome" can also be caused by stress. This condition causes the heart to enlarge and pump poorly. ...Read more

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Could too much exercise/stress cause svt, etc?

Could too much exercise/stress cause svt, etc?

Yes: Giving adrenaline or exercising someone is often how we bring out an SVT. The circuitry may be arranged, in some people, such that an SVT can occur, but most people will never develop an SVT with exercise. Stress does the same thing. Exercising is important, and SVT's can be cured with catheter ablation procedures; therefore, you should see a heart rhythm specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can too much salt cause skipped or extra heart beats?

Can too much salt cause skipped or extra heart beats?

Palpitations: Excess salt can elevate the blood pressure but doesn't'produce palpitations. Caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and anxiety are common causes of palpitations. ...Read more

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Could a vitamin drink cause a fast heart beat?

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Could a vitamin drink cause a fast heart beat?

Yes: Many vitamin drinks are also energy drinks that contain caffeine or other stimulants; these can easily lead to high blood pressure and a quickened heart rate. ...Read more

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What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

Probably normal: Heart rate tends to increase with the extra demands of exercise; the amount of the increase depends on the type of activity and its intensity. Generally, activity such as running raises the heart rate more than weight lifting. ...Read more

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Can exercise treadmill cause a fast heart rate or would you just collapse?

Can exercise treadmill cause a fast heart rate or would you just collapse?

Maybe both: The purpose of an exercise treadmill is to elevate your heart rate up to your target heart rate to test the pump and electrical system. The object is not to make you collapse although that does rarely occur. We generally stop the test if there is a sense of impending collapse. ...Read more

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Does too much iron in the heart cause tachycardia and hyperventilation? Or does it cause a feeling like the heart is not responding to exertion?

Does too much iron in the heart cause tachycardia and hyperventilation? Or does it cause a feeling like the heart is not responding to exertion?

Clarify: If you have any reason to believe you have hemochromatosis or friedreich's ataxia (the two "iron in the heart" diseases), or if you have heart-related symptoms, don't self-diagnose or spend time on a "pop" / internet disinformation site. Get seen. We can't diagnose or treat at a distance, much as we'd like to. These are both serious. ...Read more

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Is it possible or dangerous to exercise too much if one has a heart condition? Such as causing damage to heart?

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Is it possible or dangerous to exercise too much if one has a heart condition?  Such as causing damage to heart?

Exercise: Depends on the heart condition, how strenuous the exercise is, & what your tolerance is. Consult your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why does too much salt cause me to have skipped beats / heart palpitations?

Why does too much salt cause me to have skipped beats / heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Salt per se shouldn't precipitate palpitations although it can raise the blood pressure. To affect heart action it would have to cause fluid retention which could put strain on a weak heart but not one with healthy heart and kidneys. Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol can induce palpitations, however. ...Read more

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What could cause a fast heart rate without exercising?

What could cause a fast heart rate without exercising?

Rapid heart rate: Rapid heart rate in addition to exercise, other causes are caffeine, low bp, acute blood loss, medications, atrial fib, flutter, v. Tach etc. ...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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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