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Doctor insights on: Ekg Normal Yet I Can Feel Paplitations

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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What causes strong, bounding palpitations? Ekg came back normal. Doc ordered chest 1v.

What causes strong, bounding palpitations? Ekg came back normal. Doc ordered chest 1v.

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. ...Read more

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I have palpitations for many years. I am 24. All workup like EKG, Echo, TFTs, Blood CP are normal. Mostly they occur when i lie for nap in afternoon?

I have palpitations for many years. I am 24. All workup like EKG, Echo, TFTs, Blood CP are normal. Mostly they occur when i lie for nap in afternoon?

Monitor : the most effective test to see what these are is a heart monitor while ur having the symptoms. Ask ur doc to have a 24 hr heart monitor if ur symptoms are daily and if they are less frequent you can have a loop recorder that records ur rhythm when u have symptoms like a DVR works to record TV shows ...Read more

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Ekg shows inverted t waves. Normal sinus rythmn. Palpitations feel like skipped beat followed by two hard slow thumps then back to normal. What is it?

PVC.: Sounds like you have a premature ventricular contractions or premature atrial contractions although i think these less likely. I would not be worried about inverted t waves in the absence of any other cardiac symptoms. To be absolutely sure these are what i think they are it would be reasonable to obtain a holter or event monitor and capture a few of these. ...Read more

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EKG was normal, get very anxious easily, had heart palpitations for the last couple of days, bloods normal,?

EKG was normal, get very anxious easily, had heart palpitations for the last couple of days, bloods normal,?

Physically good: It was wise to check for physical issues and now that you know you are of sound body - it's time to work on the mind part. A good CBT therapist can teach skills to understand, avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. It's a great value since it can benefit you through out life. If medication is needed they can refer for that - but I'd try Therapy first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Suffer from heart palpitations and my EKG showed a PR of 110. My heart rate was 95. Otherwise normal EKG. Should I be concerned?

Suffer from heart palpitations and my EKG showed a PR of 110. My heart rate was 95. Otherwise normal EKG. Should I be concerned?

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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Have suffered from palpitations for 12 years. Echoes, holter, blood work normal, EKG shows LAFB. Can these palpitations become dangerous ?

Have suffered from palpitations for 12 years. Echoes, holter, blood work normal, EKG shows LAFB. Can these palpitations become dangerous ?

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've had multiple ekgs. 2 holter 24 hr monitors and a full ultra sound on my heart which all came back normal. I still have palpitations. Why?

I've had multiple ekgs. 2 holter 24 hr monitors and a full ultra sound on my heart which all came back normal. I still have palpitations. Why?

Palpitations: Perhaps you didn't wear the monitors long enough. Or if you did have palpitations while you were wearing the monitor the rhythm is actually normal, it just feels fast or bounding for you. ...Read more

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I am 18 and get a lot of palpitations. I got echo and ekg done came back normal. Holter was normal also. Is anything else going on do I have CAD?

I am 18 and get a lot of palpitations. I got echo and ekg done came back normal. Holter was normal also. Is anything else going on do I have CAD?

Most commonly...: ...palpitations that don't show up as arrhythmias on Holter are usually panic attacks. CAD in 18-year-olds is rare but not unknown, which is why your doctor did the echo, and apparently ruled it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety. If my ekg,stress test,and 2 echocardiograms came back normal, is there a chance at all that my palpitations could be serious?

I have severe anxiety. If my ekg,stress test,and 2 echocardiograms came back normal, is there a chance at all that my palpitations could be serious?

Holter 24 hour test: The starting point is a 24 hour holter monitor and some blood work (thyroid profile, electrolytes). Often times palpitations are benign and may be seen in the setting of caffeine or other stimulant use or withdrawal from short acting benzodiazepines. I hope this is helpful information. ...Read more

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I have palpitations that dr. Says are anxiety/stress related. Ekg / holter ok. Is it normal for palps to be so strong entire torso seems to flutter?

Palpitations: Yes, since all exams and tests were normal, and if no family history of heart problems at a young age, then you can try to eliminate caffeine, increase fluid intake, eat health and slowly increase activity as tolerated. Try yoga as they can help as well. Changing environment for few days might help as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Palpitations& vibrate in chest &stomach when laydown &wake up only. Pulse range 70-98. EKG &bloodtest normal. Pulse 70-98, otherwise healthy. ?

Palpitations& vibrate in chest &stomach when laydown &wake up only. Pulse range 70-98. EKG &bloodtest normal. Pulse 70-98, otherwise healthy. ?

Not likely dangerous: It doesn't sound dangerous. But best reassurance would come from wearing a heart monitor that can record EKG at home when it happens. ...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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Had stress test, echo, ekg's all normal. Cardio doc not concerned, but still have palpitations, lately more frequent. Can they have missed something?

Consider non cardiac: without knowing full details, the differential diagnosis for palpitations includes non- cardiac causes such as hyperthyroidism, dehydration, etc. cardiac causes in addition to ischemia which is what appears to have been ruled out, includes primary arrhythmias, consider 24 hour holter if palpitations more frequent. ...Read more

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Drs say anxiety i think its something else.Ekgs normal.Feel differently thru the day. Lightheaded, short breath, chest pain, palpitations, cough sensation?

Drs say anxiety i think its something else.Ekgs normal.Feel differently thru the day. Lightheaded, short breath, chest pain, palpitations, cough sensation?

See a doctor: Your symptom could be anxiety or bipolar disorder. If you has mood swing, you might be bipolar disorder. You should go back to see your doctor if symptom persist and not responding to medication. Your doctor might need to think about other causes, including bipolar disorder or other mood disorders. ...Read more

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I have palpitations, frequent urination and tiredness. What could the problem be? My blood test, ECG n EKG all normal..

I have palpitations, frequent urination and tiredness. What could the problem be? My blood test, ECG n EKG all normal..

Maybe urinary tract: This could have several causes. Not sure about which blood test was done, but would consider a metabolic panel to include calcium and magnesium, a fasting glucose, thyroid stimulating hormone, and urinalysis.

Consider elevated blood sugar, urinary tract infection, thyroid abnormality (especially high thyroid), high calcium to start with.
May need complete eval by an internist. ...Read more

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Sensation of palpitations/flutters, daily, 5-10 times per day. EKG, 2-week Holter, Echocardiogram, stress test -all normal -what could it be?

Sensation of palpitations/flutters, daily,  5-10 times per day. EKG, 2-week Holter, Echocardiogram, stress test -all normal -what could it be?

Panic Attack: See another doctor for a different view point. Family physicians and specialist in mental health/psych may be useful after all physical ailments are ruled out.
Just a thought ...Read more

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Have had palpitations on/off for 6 months. Had ekg, echo, stress test, blood test, all normal. Will they go away? Should I worry? What can cause?

Have had palpitations on/off for 6 months. Had ekg, echo, stress test, blood test, all normal. Will they go away? Should I worry? What can cause?

Should be okay: If your workup rules our serious disease, be glad. The things that can kill you are ruled out. Better aerobic conditioning and avoiding tobacco and caffeine may help ...Read more

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I have severe panic, anxiety and I have palpitations. Single ones and runs. Ekg, stress, and Echo have all come back normal. Could I have a condition?

I have severe panic, anxiety and I have palpitations. Single ones and runs. Ekg, stress, and Echo have all come back normal. Could I have a condition?

Panic Attacks: I know its very distressful experiencing such symptoms and and waiting for the results of all the tests and finding out there is nothing I would recommend getting an evaluation with a psychiatrist or at least a therapist to address the anxiety that is leading to these anxiety symptoms there are a lot better ways to address these issues so relax you will be fine but don't ignore it. ...Read more

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Significant palpitations. Had EKG, read as sinus tachycardia at 170 bpm. What can this be? 26 years old; no caffeine, drugs, etc. All normal labs

Significant palpitations.   Had EKG, read as sinus tachycardia at 170 bpm.  What can this be?  26 years old; no caffeine, drugs, etc.  All normal labs

Unlikely: I doubt you really have sinus tachycardia at 170. Although it's possible, I suspect this is a supraventricular tachycardia. EKG computers frequently misread this rhythm. Your EKG needs to be seen by a card-carrying cardiologist. While we're at it, you do too! ...Read more

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I get heart palpitations, EKG was normal. 30d ago BP of 150/95 after drinking. Since then average 114 over 64. today palps, light head , nausea BP 130?

Check with your doc: How is your diet and appetite? Veetids (penicillin vk) may cause upset stomach and if you haven't been eating well, this could cause lightheadedness and palpitations especially if by drinking you mean alcohol. If you feel your pulse and the pattern is not regular (like tick-tock of a clock), go to the ER as alcohol can cause an irregular heart rhythm. ...Read more

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36f w/ palpitations/dizziness/fatigue before having bm. What could be the cause? Ekg, stress echo normal except pfo. No meds or other sign. Pmhx.

36f w/ palpitations/dizziness/fatigue before having bm. What could be the cause? Ekg, stress echo normal except pfo. No meds or other sign. Pmhx.

Vagal: Youth be stimulating your vagus nerve. The result is usually a slow heart rate and lowering of the blood pressure. To make the diagnosis you may need to wear an event monitor or have a tilt table test. If this happens frequently the answer may be more fiber or a stool softener. ...Read more

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Hr is always at 104-118 even when resting what could be the cause? Hbp; palpitations;hyperthyroidism; ekg normal medications: inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

Hr is always at 104-118 even when resting what could be the cause? Hbp; palpitations;hyperthyroidism;
ekg normal
medications: inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

Hyperthyroidism: Your overactive thyroid is the cause. When that has been adequately controlled, your hr will normalize. The Inderal (propranolol) you're taking is the right drug but the dose is very small and clearly too small if your hr is still >100. Stay with your treating doc! ...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