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Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Could be...: Viral infections are known to cause inflamation of heart muscles(myocarditis) or the heart's outer layer(pericarditis). If you develop any of it, along with the flu, u might get palpitaions. Also some cold remedies can cause palpitations! ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart palpitations that is relived by burping while having the flu? I've had chills with no fever at night as well.

Is it normal to have heart palpitations that is relived by burping while having the flu? I've had chills with no fever at night as well.

Influenza: If you have influenza as diagnosed by specific testing, this is a recognised cause of myocarditis, and can lead to significant impairment of cardiac function and mortality. Other viral causes of an influenza-like illness can also be responsible for cardiomyopathy. Strongly suggest you see a doctor and get fully evaluated and tested. Good news is that complete recovery is the rule. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had the flu since tuesday! now having trouble breathing, dizziness, heart palpitations. Should i go 2 er? If I do would they do blood work/ ekg?

Had the flu since tuesday!  now having trouble breathing, dizziness, heart palpitations. Should i go 2 er? If I do would they do blood work/ ekg?

Be seen: The palpitations should prompt you to be seen. As to the flu, keep hydrated and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fevers and body aches. You should take tamiflu early in the course of the disease, but it is too late for it to make a difference now. ...Read more

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Am i feeling heart palpitations, hard time breathing, throat blocked, flu like symptom's?

Am i feeling heart palpitations, hard time breathing, throat blocked, flu like symptom's?

See doctor NOW!!: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that can be life-threatening. So, it is a symptom requiring an emergent evaluation. "throat closing" and heart palpitations, in conjunction with shortness of breath, is also potentially life-threatening. You need to be evaluated in an er so these symptoms can be diagnosed and treated right away! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...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