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Heart Fluttering A Lot
Sometimes my heart beats really fast and other times it skips a beat. Am I having a heart problem?
Maybe: Anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. Sometimes there is a "wiring" problem in your heart that makes it go out of rhythm. See your md. ...Read more
Palpitation: An occasional skipped beat can be normal, as in athletes. If there are more than a few beats per minute a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. Also if you have any sense of dizziness associated with the skipped beats. Though the condition may be intermittent, still a doctor visit would be the best plan ...Read more
I'm 17 i have tightness in my chest when i lay down. i feel like my heart skips a beat a lot of times. had a heart monitor, EKG, and ultrasound normal?
Palpitations: Your test results are reassuring in that they don't show any structural heart disease. Your heart monitor didn't demonstrate any abnormal beats, but if you didn't have any palpitations while wearing a 24 hour monitor, you could wear a loop monitor which records your heart rhythm for weeks and if no dysrhythmia is seen during your complaints, then you will be more reassured. Chest tightness noncard ...Read more
See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent.>http://bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more
All day i've been experiencing a heavy feeling heart... Every heart beat hurts like someone punching me in the chest, but my heart isn't beating fast.?
Lots of gurgling and pressure in left side. Burping and heart racing up to 180 bpm. Could this be a heart problem? Had a normal ekg.
Yes: Heart flutter can mean almost anything to different people. I have had patients note "palpitations" or "gurgling" in their chest from a hiatal hernai and I have also had patients with proven severe erosive esophagitis develop symptomatic arrhythmias (apc, vpc and paf) which resolved with treatment of their reflux. So "heart flutters" may or may not be causally associated with reflux/hiatal hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had echocardiogram and a ton of EKGs (all fine).Still get a lot of annoying heart palpitations and skips beats that make my breath stop for a sec.Why?
Heart beats faster after having a couple of drinks. Lately it causes skipped beats. Is this normal? I'm a anxious person over my health lately
Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more
Arrythmia: Could be an arrythmia. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Extra beats: You need a monitor to determine of you are having extra beats. They can feel like skipped beats. Many times, this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Ate something really salty and had a lot of PVCs / skipped heart beats that night. Could this be related?
You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than five per minute while you're not loaded with caffeine. If your heart suddenly starts racing and stops as suddenly, or if they take your breath away, or are accompanied by chest pain, a physicain office visit is in order. ...Read more
Feeling a strong beat out of my chest (to the right of my heart) every few beats. Had tests - heart is normal, but heart rate is fast.
Heart rate: if you had tests the "strong" beat should have been identified. I am not sure what you mean by a strong beat. Is your heart rate regular or is the strong beat an early or skipped beat? The fast heart rate, if always present, is another issue. All these questions can be answered fully by a cardiologist if you have not seen one. Though you have had "tests", your testing may have been incomplete. ...Read more
Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Health anxiety about heart. would a recent echo have detected valve problems or heart failure? my heart beat is quiet and my pulse feels weak.
Heartbeat that has a double beat with second beat causing a "thump" in chest then a pause. Not a double beat, pause then a "thump" like pvcs. Cause?
Not sure but : But could b benign arrythmias-bigeminy, sinus arrest, sinus pause etc. Ask ur pcp or cardiologist d exact diagnosis ;cause.What's d finding on chest ct and echo.Was a holter monitor done? Causes could be from abnormality n d cardiac pathway, side effect of coffee, meds hypertension, coronary art. Dse, etc.Take care and god bless u! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=42334. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i get my heart checked? My heart flutters a lot at least 8-15 times a day if not more...Its starting to really worry me.? Could you please give me some answers....
Fluttering : Fluttering heartbeats are generally termed palpitations and can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or sometimes by an underlying medical condition. They are usually harmless. They can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that may require treatment. Since you have frequent palpitations, you should see to your doctor to see if you need heart-monitoring tests to see if your palpitations are caused by a more serious heart problem. This evaluation could be urgently needed if your palpitations are accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting or dizziness. Palpitations can be caused by stress or anxiety, exercise, fever, caffeine, nicotine, or stimulants in some medications. Occasionally heart palpitations are a sign of a serious problem, such as an overactive thyroid gland or an arrhythmia. Arrhythmias can be very fast, unusually slow, an irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). Atrial fibrillation can be a sign of underlying heart disease, such as mitral valve disease or other conditions that can cause stretching of the atria â€” the upper chambers of the heart. A cardiologistâ€™s evaluation and an echocardiogram are often useful in ruling out some structural disease affecting your heart. If there is no structural heart disease, then the principal risk of atrial fibrillation is that blood clots may form in areas of the heart that are not contracting and possibly travel through the bloodstream to cause a stroke. This risk of a stroke is increased if you are over 65 years old; if you have high blood pressure; if you are female; if you have had a prior stroke, transient ischemic attack (or TIA â€” a fleeting stroke), or other blood clot disorder; if you have diabetes; if you have heart failure; or if you have known vascular disease (heart attack, aneurysm, or limitation of blood flow to the legs). The more risk factors you have the higher your risk of a stroke. With one risk factor, many physicians will recommend Aspirin therapy, or sometimes more potent blood thinners. With two or more risk factors, blood thinners are usually recommended. This should be discussed in detail with your doctor. Unless your palpitations signify of an underlying heart condition, there's little risk, but if there is an underlying heart condition, possible complications include fainting, stroke, heart failure, or it can cause your heart to stop beating effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had major amount if stress w/ alcoholic ex spouse for 25 yrs. Bad situations for 3 more yrs now. Heart flutters a lot for mos.Danger of heart attack?
See cardiologist: Stress is bad only if you feel you have no control over the situation.Since you are having symptoms (heart fluttering often) it would be a good idea to see a cardiologist to evaluate what is going on. Things like diet, exercise, weight, and smoking can impact how much the stress effected you and, most importantly, a cardiologist can tell you more about your risk and how to decrease it. ...Read more
I have been having severe leg pain especially the right one and it is swollen. Now my heart flutters a lot and I have chest pain in the middle chest.
See details: Then you need to see a doctor and have the issues evaluated and treated. It is impossible to offer specific answers without being able to evaluate you first hand. ...Read more
My heart has been fluttering a lot and its accompanied by constant chest pain. What do you suggest?
See your doc for ekg: In your age group, first thing that comes to mind is a rhythm disturbance such as atrial flutter or fib. Both can be controlled with medication. Sometimes, they can cardiovert them, other times they can abalate the pathway to correct them. In any case, you need lab work and an ekg for diagnosis. Rarely, cardiac ischemic can be etiology in these cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My heart has been fluttering a lot and its accompanied by constant chest pain. What does this sound like?
Many causes: The causes of heart fluttering (pslpitations) are many. They may be caused from abnormal rhythms in the heart or may be even normal variants. Sometimes they may be due to atrial or ventricular premature beats (extra beats) which are usually benign. Work up with a holter or event monitor may be helpful. ...Read more
Possibly but prob no: heart fluttering can be from a variety of causes but most commonly from anxiety or PSVT. PSVT can be treated by putting your face in ice water or bearing down, More seriously it can be from underlying heart conditions or even from side effects of medications, It is best to have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Type?: Atrial fibrillation, which you will recognize as an irregular heart beat, needs to be managed carefully to prevent blood clots from forming in the atria and breaking off to cause stroke. Atrial flutter / supraventricular tachycardia, sudden runs of rapid beats that may take away your breath, is much less worrisome but can be treated. Forgive me if i've mis-guessed what you mean, and good luck. ...Read more
Flutter/palpitations: Palpitations/fluuters can come any time, and it can be scary for some folks. At times we don't know why, but sometimes there are reasons--anxiety/panic attacks, thyroid disease, medication side effects, drug/alcohol use/abuse, heart-attacks, fever/infections, heart-conductions problem, excessive caffeine/stimulants etc..If persistent/concerning to you, consult doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Heart monitor: Your doctor will do an ekg, and if needed a 24 hour ekg (holter) can be worn. Event monitors for up to 30 days can be worn to record your rhythm during your fluttering. If you have severe symptoms with your fluttering go to er. Otherwise start with your primary physician. ...Read more
Heart flutter: Most importantly it means you should bring it to the attention of your physician who can arrange the testing you need to know if it is important or not. ...Read more
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