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How does a heart flutter feel?

How does a heart flutter feel?

Aware of Heart Beat: Heart flutter is an awareness of your heart beat. It may be related to a rapid heart beat, or extra beats and is often referred to as palpitations. It may be caused by stress, medication, or other lifestyle considerations and in the absence of structural heart disease is of little concern. It however also can be a marker of a serious heart problem so if persistent consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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


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Can you describe a heart flutter?

Can you describe a heart flutter?

Yes: Palpitations refer to a fluttering sensation in the chest which most commonly is related to the heart beating fast and/or more forcefully and/or beating irregularly. ...Read more

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Does love make your heart flutter?

Does love make your heart flutter?

Only on Valentine's: Just kidding. Any strong sensation or emotion can cause you to sense palpitations or heart fluttering ... But it shouldn't actually cause rhythm problems. An ekg or holter monitor should be used to see your heart's rhythm. ...Read more

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What are causes of a heart flutter?

What are causes of a heart flutter?

Any arrhythimia: The heart can flutter with premature ventricular contractions ( pvc), premature atrial contractions (pac ), atrial fibrillatrion etc. Fluttering also known as palpitations is basically a symptom and further work up is needed. ...Read more

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Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

No: Well we hate to say never in medicine, but i never heard of heat causing atrial flutter. Perhaps if you were overheated you could get symptoms of your heart skipping, but I am talking about the rhythm called atrial flutter. There are many causes such as hypertension, overactive thyroid, valve problems, and alcohol, but not heat to my knowlege. ...Read more

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Why could the heart flutter at night?

Rhythm problem: Palpitations or fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly mean that the heart is actually beating irregular with some early beats and some pauses. This can occur at any time of day but not uncommonly, the patient is more likely to notice the sensations at night when lying still or on the left side. Also, in some cases the skipping is more likely to occur when the pulse is slower(lying down). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heart flutter?

How do I know if I have heart flutter?

Heart flutter: This is usually manifested by a sensation of a skipped heart beat. We generally cannot feel our heart beat. If you do have a sensation of a skipped heart beat or palpitation, see your primary care physician for an initial evaluation and if appropriate, he/she can refer you to a cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my heart flutter every so often?

Why does my heart flutter every so often?

Ectopic beats?: Everybody's heart does a flipflip once in a while, more in caffeine users; we call this a premature ventricular contraction and unless you have more than 5 per minute, or a run of them, or have pain or faint, it's a non-problem. If by flutter you mean episodes of the heart racing and perhaps taking your breath away, it's probably supraventricular tachycardia. Ask your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a heart flutter?

Should I be concerned with a heart flutter?

Yes: Well, you should get it checked out even though it is probably benign. Most palpitations are benign unless you have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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Could someone feel his or her heart flutter?

Yes: Heart palpitations are sensations of fluttering or skipped heart beats. Atrial flutter is a rhythm disorder which can often be sensed by people who have it. ...Read more

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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