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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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What can I take for arythmia, palpitation and nervousness if I don't want to take albuterol or advair?

What can I take for arythmia, palpitation and nervousness if I don't want to take albuterol or advair?

Side effects: You should talk to your doctor about managing your asthma with other medications that have less side effects. There are other options for you. ...Read more

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Can burdock root cause palpitations and heart arythmias?

Can burdock root cause palpitations and heart arythmias?

Put it all together: & it spells "worthless." In folk medicine burdock root is used to treat (gasp) gout "rheumatism" ulcers acne eczema psoriasis SNAKEBITE RABIES pain dandruff & burns. It's used as a diuretic, "diaphoretic" & "blood-purifying" agent because it "purifies the blood" of "dangerous toxins." Some herbalist quacks claim it can inhibit cancer cells. Don't believe it. It pays to be a skeptic, not a sucker. ...Read more

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My heart pounds very hard. It feels like punches to my chest. That's how much it is uncomfortable. Since last night. Even though my heart rate is in the 80's. are they bad palpitations. Arrhythmia. Should I be concerned?

My heart pounds very hard. It feels like punches to my chest. That's how much it is uncomfortable. Since last night. Even though my heart rate is in the 80's. are they bad palpitations. Arrhythmia. Should I be concerned?

Palpitations: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, there are multiple causes for palpitations. I want to know more about your history. I see you had a Lt heart catch, why? And we're the results? Did you had thyroid checked out? Please reduce caffeine/ tea intake, hydrate yourself and avoid any other stimulants. If you feel comfortable we ban speak about it in detail. Take care, Thank you! ...Read more

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Can palpitations or an arrhythmia cause brief, severe, and rhythmic pain in the heart?

Can palpitations or an arrhythmia cause brief, severe, and rhythmic pain in the heart?

Yes,: Symptoms can vary, depending on the severity of the condition. If the arrhythmia is intermittent and comes and goes, the symptoms develop suddenly, and can go just as suddenly. Symptoms can include:
palpitations (an abnormal awareness of your heartbeat). But note: sensations of palpitations are also common in people who do not have an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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I am having arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?

I am having arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?

Albuterol or Advair: Albuterol may worsen palpitation, shaking and nervousness. Advair should not produce or worsen those symptoms. It is much safer than the oral pills for asthma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been experincing arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?

What to do if I have been experincing arythmia, palpitation, and nervousness, I don't want to take any albuterol or advair disc what other thing can I take?

Arrythmia??: If this isn't as a result of taking your asthma medication & isn't a normal experience for you - would consider medical assessment. ...Read more

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Do all palpitations show up on a ekg? Besides pvcs and pacs are normal palpitations an arrhythmia?

Do all palpitations show up on a ekg? Besides pvcs and pacs are normal palpitations an arrhythmia?

Bumps In The Night: An EKG takes only one minute so you're "lucky" (I guess) to find any. If the doctor is really concerned he'll put you on a constant monitor (that you carry around with you) for from 2 to 14 or so days. He'll also ask you to keep a record of any symptoms you feel during that time. Ordinarily it's not worrisome to have a few PVCs or PACs a day unless you have bad symptoms or they fit certain patterns ...Read more

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Many palpitations everyday, ekg. Holter monitors, 30 day event monitor, all normal but they all do show many palpitations but no arrhythmia. Why?

Many palpitations everyday, ekg. Holter monitors, 30 day event monitor, all normal but they all do show many palpitations but no arrhythmia. Why?

Thanks for asking!: Normally contractions of the heart are initiated by a special collection of cells called the sinus node. However, virtually every cell in the heart has the ability to start a contraction. Some people have cells in the heart that initiate a contraction instead of waiting for the signal to come from the usual place (the sinus node). This creates an extra beat, experienced as a palpitation. ...Read more

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Recently been getting random palpitations often, no chest flutters or dizziness, 30 sec ecg always normal, could it be an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: It could be an arrhythmia and you may need a Holter monitor to investigate this further. See your PCP for further management. ...Read more

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Can advair cause heart palpitations and arrhythmia's? Is it normal? I'm on 250/50 for an asthma flare up.

Possible side effect: The salmeterol in the Advair can make your heart beat faster and feel like it's beating harder. It can less commonly cause irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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I have frequent minor palpitations. No serious heart conditions tho. Is amitriptyline at a low dose safe for me? I've read it causes arrhythmia.

Depends on history: Amitriptyline is more likely to cause serious palpitations in those over age 60, with a history of heart disease or arrhythmias, and usually at higher doses. Accordingly it's hard to say in your case without knowing more of your medical history. ...Read more

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Heart rate normally 68 BPM brief jump to 208. Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia on recent neck scan but no follow up, palpitations 2 days ago. Ideas?

Heart rate normally 68 BPM brief jump to 208. Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia on recent neck scan but no follow up, palpitations 2 days ago. Ideas?

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: The younger patients like yourself, experiencing palpitations could have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. If you do not have any affiliated medical problems, and considering you are young, doctors might not prescribed any medications. ...Read more

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Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?

Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?

Infrequent: High doses of creatine, especially combined with caffeine and possibly alcohol, has been thought to potentially cause palpitations or disturbances in heart rhythm. This is felt to be an infrequent effect, however. ...Read more

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Shoulder and back pain left side for over a week. Heart rate near 100 most of yesterday. Palpitations no shortness of breath or arrhythmia. Worried?

Shoulder and back pain left side for over a week. Heart rate near 100 most of yesterday. Palpitations no shortness of breath or arrhythmia. Worried?

Get checked: No way to tell if this is anything serious, you need to see your doctor to determine if this is a heart problem or pulled/strained muscle. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

Sorry : (: Your question gets cut off after a certain number of characters so we don't have all the read. It sounds, though, like you had some extra heartbeats at the time you pressed the "record" button. This may explain what you felt at those times. ...Read more

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Chances of arrhythmia with a clear ekg, chest x ray, and blood tests? I know they can go undetected. 18 years old. Feel occasional heart palpitations

Low: The chances of a significant arrhythmia are very low given your negative test results. Teenagers will often have a bit of flipflop feeling in their chest or palpitation. These are usually normal. The use of energy drinks and chocolate can increase these episodes. Your doctor is best suited to determine the need for further testing, such as 24 hr holter monitoring. ...Read more

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Have sinus tachycardia/pvcs/sinus arrhythmia/palpitations. 23 years old. Normal ecg/echo/blood tests. What are my chances for cardiac arrest?

Have sinus tachycardia/pvcs/sinus arrhythmia/palpitations. 23 years old. Normal ecg/echo/blood tests. What are my chances for cardiac arrest?

Understand the terms: At 23, possibility of cardiac arrest is remote even with family history. SINUS TACHYCARDIA is a rapid, otherwise normal beat. SINUS ARRYTHMIA refers to the normal variation in pulse rate with the breathing cycle seen in young athletes. PVCs are extra beats generated in lower chamber for many reasons, rarely serious. PALPITATIONs are literally the awareness of your heartbeat caused by any of these. ...Read more

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What is the difference between palpitation, tarchycardia and bradicardia?

What is the difference between palpitation, tarchycardia and bradicardia?

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 BRADYCARDIA HR<60 TACHYCARDIA HR>100 ...Read more

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What is the difference between a palpate and a palpitation?

What is the difference between a palpate and a palpitation?

Palpate means to: Feel whereas palpitations is a perceived change in heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What's the difference between brachacardia and arrhythmia?

What's the difference between brachacardia and arrhythmia?

General vs specific: Bradycardia is term for slow (<60bpm) hr. Arrhythmia is a general term for irregular rhythm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

Fast vs irregular: Palpitations are irregular heart beats and tachycardia is a fast heart beat. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between ectopic heartbeat and palpitations?

Doctors, what is the difference between ectopic heartbeat and palpitations?

Terminology: Palpitations are the symptoms one feels when there is an abnormal heart rhythm. Ectopic heart beat means that some of your heart beats originate in a part of your heart is that is not the normal site of origin (the "sinus node".). Ectopic heart beats sometimes (but not always) leads to palpitations. Most ectopic beats go unnoticed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between palpitations and ectopics and irregular heartbeats?

Senstation: Palpitations are the sensation of feeling you heart beat in your chest. It may be physiological or physical. Irregular heart beats is a broad term that means your heart beat is not the normal ekg doctors are used to seeing. An ectopic heart beat is an irregular beat where the electrical source is not the sa node (sinoatrial node). I hope that helps clear things up. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmia?

Bottom and top: Ventricle is the bottom part of the heart, or the main pumping chamber. Rhythms that start here are not normal, and in some situations can be fatal. Rhythms that originate anywhere else are called supraventricular. While less associated with sudden death, are still not good when sustained. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heart palpitation and skipping beats, I think I feel mine skipping a lot thru the day well all day what would u call that?

Defined: Palpitations are, by definition "an uncomfortable or abnormal awareness of one's own heartbeat." the most common forms of this, which we call pacs or pvcs, are not in fact skipped beats but rather a single extra beat or two which cause a "pause" afterward, making it feel like a skipped beat. ...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