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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Heart Palpitations And Flutter

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I am having what feels like fluttering. Heart palpitations?

I am having what feels like fluttering. Heart palpitations?

Get checked.: You should be evaluated with a history and physical exam. In addition an ekg and perhaps a 24hour recording (holter monitor) would be useful to characterize the cause and help to decide if any treatment is necessary. It may be helpful to avoid excess caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Are heart palpitations heard on a stethoscope. I have been having fluttering in heart & I used a stethoscope & it sounded odd can you hear them?

Are heart palpitations heard on a stethoscope. I have been having fluttering in heart & I used a stethoscope & it sounded odd can you hear them?

Yes: Palpitations are usually caused by the heart running fast or irregular and you would still me able hear the heart beats. If you haven't seen a Physician for the palpitations you should as there are different causes of palpitations. Treatment will vary based on the cause ...Read more

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Can water pills cause heart palpitations? ...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Can water pills cause heart palpitations? ...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Not necessarily: Palpitations are a sign that the heart is getting more stimulation from the adrenaline surges that happen in anxiety or panic attacks. Very normal physiologic response. Prolonged surges over years could affect the heart, but at 21 years of age it is very unlikely. If u feel your skipping beats or being irregular u should seek medical help by seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations for no reason. Dangerous? Just sitting in bed and felt heart start fluttering for five minutes. No history heart problems. Help!

Heart palpitations for no reason. Dangerous? Just sitting in bed and felt heart start fluttering for five minutes. No history heart problems. Help!

Cardiologist: Take this seriously. There are various types of abnormal heart rhythms. You need cardiogram and likely a monitor. Some arrhythmias are serious. Paroxsysmal supra ventricular tachycardia may begin like this but get slowly worse. Some of these are due to genetic disorders. Some are due to thyroid disease or toxicities such as caffeine. Cardiologists are plumbers or electricians. You need an electri ...Read more

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Experiencing what I believe are heart palpitations. I didn't vigorously exercise, just mildly. It flutters and hurts mostly when I walk. Is it serious?

Experiencing what I believe are heart palpitations. I didn't vigorously exercise, just mildly. It flutters and hurts mostly when I walk. Is it serious?

Heart flutter: Heart flutter is from a rapidly beating heart or from arrhythmia. It is normal with even mild exercise, but should not cause chest pain if it is normal. Chest pain with heart flutter is very serious and could indicate a lack of blood flow/oxygenation to the heart muscle caused by arrhythmia and warrants an ER visit urgently. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

I will recommend: Visiting your doctor for a good history and physical exam. Ekg, blood test and possibly stress test. I don't know much about you and if you have any risk for heart problems. Diet and endocrine problems need to be review. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a fluttering sensation in my chest (i suppose where the sternum is) for the past two weeks. Heart palpitations?

I've been experiencing a fluttering sensation in my chest (i suppose where the sternum is) for the past two weeks. Heart palpitations?

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 ate flaxseed months ago and had heart palpitations. Now today I ate chia seeds in a recipe and now having heart flutters again. Do these cause this?

I ate flaxseed months ago and had heart palpitations. Now today I ate chia seeds in a recipe and now having heart flutters again. Do these cause this?

Possible allergy: I've never heard of either flax or chia seeds causing heart palpitations. This could be a coincidence (just because you eat something and then get a symptom does not mean that was the cause of the symptom). It is possible you are allergic to flax and chia seeds, as palpitations can be caused by food allergies. Try these again (separately).If every time you eat them you get palpitations then avoid. ...Read more

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I am 44 yrs old. I have been experiencing strong heart palpitations and a flutter in my upper left side of my stomach. What could this be?

I am 44 yrs old. I have been experiencing strong heart palpitations and a flutter in my upper left side of my stomach. What could this be?

See your doctor: The feeling of palpitations flutter may be from your heart which you are feeling
So see your Md and make sure that your heart is Ok and no issues with it. Because if it is from your heart it need attention ASAP ...Read more

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I had an EKG done today after having some heart palpitations & all that come about was RSR in V1, can this explain dizziness & heart flutters?

I had an EKG done today after having some heart palpitations & all that come about was RSR in V1, can this explain dizziness & heart flutters?

No: An ECG is a static test and so as it has been read is normal. RSr likely refers to incomplete RBBB (normal variant in 15% of adult population). If u r dizzy and/ or palpiations, the yield on plain ECG is only good if u had ur sxs at that time. A normal resting ECG bodes well for u, but u need an even monitor or a holter monitor to evaluate for arrhythmia, if any. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Check heart: In young person, palpitation or fluttering usually related to stress or anxiety. If frequent and recurrent, should consider ultrasound to rule out structural heart disease or congenital valvular disease. Headache also relates to stress. Could be migraine? See section "Be Still My Heart" in my book Your Vibrant Heart. ...Read more

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At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations, fluttering. Every time I feel that, I burp. Related to gerd? Esophagus spasm?

At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations, fluttering. Every time I feel that, I burp. Related to gerd? Esophagus spasm?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more

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Been having heart palpitations for a around a week now, i'll usually get around 2-3 flutters and fast heartbeat. Had clear ekg, chest x-ray, blood test.

Been having heart palpitations for a around a week now, i'll usually get around 2-3 flutters and fast heartbeat. Had clear ekg, chest x-ray, blood test.

Usually ok: Palpitations in an 18 year old who is otherwise healthy and has a normal ekg and chest xray are not usually of concern - but you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between esophegeal spasms and heart palpitations?

How can you tell the difference between esophegeal spasms and heart palpitations?

Feel the pulse: Heart palpitations does not cause the pain in the mid chest like what you would feel with esophageal spasm -- in fact you can not differentiate esophageal or heart cause of angina pectoris or chest pain. ...Read more

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Does claritan d-12 cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and palpitations. May cause insomnia as well. Not everyone gets these side effects. ...Read more

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How do I make heart palpitations go away?

How do I make heart palpitations go away?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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How much time do heart palpitations last?

How much time do heart palpitations last?

Secs to days: Seconds to days, depends upon what is going on. Technically the definition of palpitations is "awareness of the heart beat". often due to a "not normal" heart beat or arrhythmia of some sort, but sometimes general anxiety cause heighten awareness of the heart beat. ...Read more

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Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes.: Ginseng can also cause nervousness, anxiety, agitation and high blood pressure. Several other herbs have a similar effect, like ephedra and ginkgo-biloba. ...Read more

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How can I get heart palpitations under control?

How can I get heart palpitations under control?

See a doctor: You need to know what is really going on before any treatment can be recommended. Cutting out caffeine is a good idea while waiting to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 38 yrs old and why do I get heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations: Many reasons. Anxiety, thyroid disorder, medications, . Abnormal amino / neurotransmitter, abnormal adrenal function, bad sleep, . Anemia, bad digestion. ...Read more

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What do I do to get my heart palpitations under control?

A doctor evaluation: What's causing the palpitation? That is the key to your symptoms. Do you have hyperthyroidism, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, ohter heart dysrythmias, severe anemia, fever, excess alcohol use (binge), energy drinks etc. ...Read more

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How come I get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

How come I get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

Find out why,: If at all possible...You may benefit from a session of multifunction cardiogram.
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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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 does it mean to have heart palpitations without exercising?

What does it mean to have heart palpitations without exercising?

With exertion or not: Your age, weight, cardiac and respiratory status needed to respond appropriately. ...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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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