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Flutter (Overview)

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 increased risk for stroke.


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What is the definition or description of: flutter?

What is the definition or description of: flutter?

Flutter: 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 increased risk for stroke. ...Read more

Flutter (Overview)

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 increased risk for stroke.


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I have fluttering on my left side what does this mean?

I have fluttering on my left side what does this mean?

Heart trouble?: Cardiac arrythmia is possible, that is rythm disturbance of the heart, Get in touch with your doctor if you can not go to an urgent care or er. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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When will you be able to feel the baby flutter or move?

Most say 16 wks: Quickening or the sensation of fetal movement is often noted on or after 16 weeks. ...Read more

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Why is my uterus fluttering?

Bowels: If not pregnant, the fluttering feeling is from spasms in the muscles lining the bowels. This is similar to a twitch you feel on your skin but it's located in the wall of the bowel. ...Read more

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How often should I use my flutter device?

Ask your doctor: Flutter devices for patients with bronchiectasis (for example cf) should be used to help clear excess thick secretions from the airway. If it takes you one, two or three times daily to keep your secretions manageable, than that is what you do. Best to ask the doctor who prescribed it for you. ...Read more

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Having flutters at 10 weeks, what does this mean?

Flutters: If you are experiencing an abnormal heart beat get it checked out. Your doctor or ed can evaluate you to make sure you are ok. It is important to make sure your electrolytes are normal. ...Read more

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I have a flutter in my stomache area. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches (abdominal muscles)
Transmitted Pulse (common especially if you are lying on your left side)
Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Be Well
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest flutters or sinking?

Anxiety & arrythmias: Anxiety & arrythmias would be 2 common ones. Talk to your physician and get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fluttering for the past 3 days what does that mean?

Strange symptom: This is a rather odd symptom. You should I suppose check yourself with fingers to be sure there's nothing up there that shouldn't be. Use warm compresses and take warm baths with Epsom Salts for comfort and to relax you. It doesn't sound too bothersome, but if it is, you could see someone for an internal exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be a fluttering on the left side under your ribcage be?

Heart problem: Your heart is located under your left ribcage, and fluttering could a sign of a cardiac problem such as an arrhythmia. Given your age, I would definitely recommend seeing your internist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the fluttering feeling in my chest when I think about my wife?

What is the fluttering feeling in my chest when I think about my wife?

Love: That's all, right? If your wife makes your heart flutter, then I'm glad for you both. It's physiologic and won't hurt you. Even if a cardiologist tells you it's a "rhythm disturbance", the sort you describe doesn't cause problems for the people that have them. As the philosopher blaise pascal said wisely, "the heart has reasons of which reason knows nothing." be glad. ...Read more

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I have this weird fluttering feeling in my chest. Should I be worried?

I have this weird fluttering feeling in my chest. Should I be worried?

See your doctor now!: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had a fluttering heartbeat for the past two weeks. What is this indicating?

Palpitations: Fluttering heartbeat is often just that, extra beats or a rapid heart rate. If you are 25 the most likely cause is anxiety or psvt (paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia). Sometimes made worse with stimulants or sleep deprivation. Very reasonable to obtain ekg to evaluate. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you feel a flutter like butterflies in your chest?

Dysrhythmia: Could by palpitations caused by a dysrhythmia i.e. Flutter or fib. Should have your doc check you out or go to er. They will check ekg and do blood work. Do not wait too long because if they are conduction problems, the heart can race very fast and in fact be very dangerous. Have it looked into. ...Read more

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When I feel my baby flutter around, I get nauseous is that normal? It happens all the time

When I feel my baby flutter around, I get nauseous is that normal? It happens all the time

Pregnant?: If you are referring to symptoms while being pregnant then yes, this is a common complaint. Movement of the fetus does make some expectant mothers nauseated. ...Read more

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Heartbeat sped up rapidly when I was just sitting watching TV. Felt like it was fluttering.

It happens: If it happens with any regularity, ask for a heart monitor to wear so an accurate diagnosis can be made. Little bursts of rapid arrhythmia frequently occur in young, otherwise healthy people and don't mean that you have heart disease. ...Read more

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I feel a strange flutter in my chest occasionally. More frequently today. Should I be concerned?

I feel a strange flutter in my chest occasionally. More frequently today. Should I be concerned?

Worth evaluating: This is probably nothing to worry about but there is no way to be certain without further evaluation. Most palpitations are benign. Common causes can include caffeine, magnesium deficiency, low blood sugar, stress and EMF exposure. While likely not serious, having a cardiogram done while you're experiencing the flutter is the only way to be sure it is not potentially serious, so see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Sudden flutter in the centre of the chest sometimes once or twice a day. I had 2 in 10 minutes.?

Sudden flutter in the centre of the chest sometimes once or twice a day. I had 2 in 10 minutes.?

Arrhythmia: This may represent an irregular heart beat. If an ECG at your doc doesn't catch it, a 24 hour heart monitor probably will. Once it is identified, your doc will know the significance of it, and if it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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My chest feels weird and I have strange fluttering sensations followed by a weird sensation. What can it be?

My chest feels weird and I have strange fluttering sensations followed by a weird sensation. What can it be?

Palpitations: Palpitations can be benign (simple skipped or extra beats) or can be a symptom of a more serious condition such as an SVT (supraventicular tachycardia). See your doctor and get an EKG done. Seek medical care urgently if you are passing out, or have episodes of a very fast heart rate (like over 140 beats/min). ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks and couple days & I always feel flutters but I haven't felt them in two days is my baby ok should I be concern?

I'm 18 weeks and couple days & I always feel flutters but I haven't felt them in two days is my baby ok should I be concern?

Probably OK: More likely your baby s doing well. Yet if no movements make sure your doc is checking the fetal heart beats. ...Read more

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I was having flutters on the right side of my chest for a couple of seconds an my boyfriend noticed it too an im not sure what that means???

I was having flutters on the right side of my chest for a couple of seconds an my boyfriend noticed it too an im not sure what that means???

Flutters: Flutters or twitches on the right side of your chest is probably an irritable chest wall muscle rather than a cardiac arrhythmia. If your pulse is perfectly regular during the flutters, this rules out a cardiac cause. ...Read more

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I'm 32, quite fit female but have been getting flutters in my chest the last two days that are really freaking me out, don't have any pain with them?

Family practice: If no pain or lightheadedness you could make appt with your dr. However you should be seen. Consider going to the er if heart rate is fast or if you have chest pain. You may have a benign process but still needs further testing. Echocardiogram, holter monitor lab studies for thyroid disease should be done. ...Read more

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People explain baby kicks like flutters/butterflies. I am 19weeks and feel thumps on the inside and out. Can thia be baby kicking. Never felt flutters?

People explain baby kicks like flutters/butterflies. I am 19weeks and feel thumps on the inside and out. Can thia be baby kicking. Never felt flutters?

A little early: Most begin to feel the baby move after 20 weeks. Monitor your symptoms over the next few weeks. When you get far enough a long it will be more clear to you what the fetal movements feel like ...Read more

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I have had a strange feeling in the middle of my chest. It's kind of feels like fluttering. It's happened twice a few days apart. Just wondering what?

I have had a strange feeling in the middle of my chest. It's kind of feels like fluttering. It's happened twice a few days apart. Just wondering what?

Fluttering: Fluttering sensation in the middle of the chest suggests palpitations from premature heart beats. If you simultaneously note an irregularity of the pulse, you would document the fluttering as transient irregularity of the heart beat. Caffeine, tension, nicotine can cause this. If symptoms occur often your physician or a cardiologist can evaluate, advise you and order appropriate diagnostic tests. ...Read more