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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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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


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Is it true that daily heart palpitations are normal to have?

Is it true that daily heart palpitations are normal to have?

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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Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily cause heart palpitations? Is this safe? Taking to sleep

Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily cause heart palpitations? Is this safe? Taking to sleep

Possibly: Make sure that the medication you are taking does not have a decongestant (look on the "Active Ingredients" list for "pseudo ephedrine" or "phenylephrine"). If present, that may be what is causing the palpitations; switch to a pill that contains ONLY "diphenhydramine." ...Read more

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I have 15-30 heart palpitations daily. 3 docs say they are benign PVCs. Occasionally it feels like a brief 'speed up' in HR. Is this still benign?

I have 15-30 heart palpitations daily. 3 docs say they are benign PVCs. Occasionally it feels like a brief 'speed up' in HR. Is this still benign?

PVCs: Presumably your Doc have seen your ecg recordings with the palpitations and probably holter or event monitors on you. Assuming they have recorded your rhythms they are best positioned to judge whether they are benign. Statistically they would likely be benign especially at at 29 unless you have serious heart disease. ...Read more

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Should heart palpitations be taken very seriously if they do not affect daily activity or exercise habits?

Should heart palpitations be taken very seriously if they do not affect daily activity or exercise habits?

Be evaluated: If they do not interfere with daily life they may be benign. It is a good idea to find out if you are having an arrhythmia that may deteriorate into something serious. ...Read more

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Take 20 mg propranolol daily, hw long does it stay in your system. By the next dose my BP is 130s over 80s. Does it also help with heart palpitations?

Take 20 mg propranolol daily, hw long does it stay in your system. By the next dose my BP is 130s over 80s. Does it also help with heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Propranolol is a nonselective beta blocker blocks ?1- and ?2-adrenergic receptors. The half-life is approx 5-7 hrs. Propranolol blocks b1 receptors which when stimulated accelerate your heart rate. so yes it should help with palpitations. Cheers C @christianassad ...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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Fish oil help w palpitations.My doctor put me on low dose klonapin and it calms me down but doesn't help with heart palpitations.I take vitamin daily?

Fish oil help w palpitations.My doctor put me on low dose klonapin and it calms me down but doesn't help with heart palpitations.I take vitamin daily?

Magnesium: Magnesium is a supplement that helps with palpitations. You can also try taking some potassium. If you keep having them you should have your heart checked out. ...Read more

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Derm prescribed 4% hydroquinone 2/x daily for 2 mo for melasma but noticing wheezing & heart palpitations. Continue? Alternatives to hydroquinone?

Derm prescribed 4% hydroquinone 2/x daily for 2 mo for melasma but noticing wheezing & heart palpitations. Continue? Alternatives to hydroquinone?

Possibly: I am not sure that the symptoms you describe are related to the hydroquinone. There is a cream called finacea which might also help lighten your skin. ...Read more

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I take prilosec daily but have recently been feeling breakthrough heartburn, reflux in my throat and frequent heart palpitations. What else can I do?

I take prilosec daily but have recently been feeling breakthrough heartburn, reflux in my throat and frequent heart palpitations. What else can I do?

This needs: an evaluation by a Gastroenterologist.. You may have GERD and structural abnormalities in your lower esophagus (gullet). Endoscopy and Acid studies will probably be indicated. In the meantime you could add OTC PEPCID (famotidine) AC but see the expert!!!!!! Good Luck Hope this helps you! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations benign?

Are heart palpitations benign?

Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Heart rhythm: Irregularities of the heart rhythm cause palpitations. Everyone has them sometimes. If you're bothered by them, seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations inherited?

Are heart palpitations inherited?

Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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