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What are some of the symptoms of a heart flutter?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart flutter?

Chest sensation: If you mean atrial flutter that is a specific rhythm where the heart skips or beats fast causing a fluttering or skipping sensation in the chest which we call palpitations. This can eventually lead to shortness of breath, dizziness, even chest pain if the heart is beating fast enough. ...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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Heart flutter high heart rate no other symptoms is this a fib ER dr told me tests came back fine if it was a fib wouldn't she of told me

It may be: A lot of cardiac arrhythmias are intermittent, what we call in the world of medicine, paroxysmal. Unless there is a heart monitor on you while you are having the symptoms, one can not judge what they are. Your ekg if done while you are feeling ok, is mostly worthless. Have your doctor place a 24 hour holter monitor for you, if that is fruitless, go to a 30 day monitor; you will have an answer. ...Read more

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Every couple of weeks i get a heart flutter at rest followed by racing heartbeat. No other symptoms. Cardiologist couldn't detect anything. Worried. ?

Palpitation: What kind of work have you had so far? If you had event monitoring, echocardiogram and thyroid function test and your blood counts everything is ok, it is probably nothing need to worry. This kind of symptoms may also happen with anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart murmurs? Sometimes i feel my heart flutter/beat really fast. Ekg last yr said heart was fine. I have anxiety too. Heart problems?

Symptoms of heart murmurs? Sometimes i feel my heart flutter/beat really fast. Ekg last yr said heart was fine. I have anxiety too. Heart problems?

Echo: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them. You may have anxiety underlying. ...Read more

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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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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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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