Top
30
Doctor insights on: Heart Palpitations

Share
Dr. Linda Callaghan
75 Doctors shared insights

Heart Palpitations (Overview)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for a ECG (heart trace).


1

1
What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease, anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
75 Doctors shared insights

Heart Palpitations (Overview)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for a ECG (heart trace).


Dr. Maha Mikhail Dr. Mikhail
1 other doctor agreed
3

3
Heart palpitations (Tip)

If you have palpitations, avoid caffeine, drink more fluids and work out. Overtime will feel better. ...See more

4

4
Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
once
Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
once
Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
once
5

5
How to treat heart palpitation, shortness of breath in a 16 year old?

How to treat heart palpitation, shortness of breath in a 16 year old?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

6

6
Will I have a heart attack from heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism? And will I gain weight when I start taking the medicine to treat it?

Will I have a heart attack from heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism? And will I gain weight when I start taking the medicine to treat it?

No: You won't have a heart attack from hyperthyroidism as fast heart rate is not what causes a heart attack, it's blocked arteries from high blood pressur, cholesterol, and inflammation. Possible to gain weight once you are medicine not of you eat well and exercise. ...Read more

7

7
Heart palpitations (Tip)

Yoga, relaxation techniques, meditation and slowly increasing activity will help palpitations. ...See more

8

8
Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
Daily
Take your medications as they are prescribed
Once
Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
Once
9

9
Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron. Sometimes I awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron. Sometimes I awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Lyme disease: If you were treated as you describe for acute lyme disease then it is not likely that your current issues are related to that prior infection. Without knowing what you mean by "palpitation" or "checks out ok" cannot comment further, but hopefully you have been seen by a cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

10

10
Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

11

11
Heart palpitations (Tip)

Most of the abnormal heart rhythms can be managed very effectively in a conservative manner. ...See more

12

12
Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
Once
13

13
Are there any foods that cure heart palpitations?

Palpitations: None curative but many causative such as caffeine. Found in sodas coffee tea chocolate. Abstinence from these agents beneficial. ...Read more

14

14
How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Simple steps to try are cutting out coffee, tea, smoking and alcohol, learning to meditate and if these don't work, consult your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

15

15
Heart palpitations (Tip)

A 30-day wearable heart monitor can be of great help to your electrophysiologist to make diagnosis! ...See more

17

17
Tablets giving me heart palpitations. Help?

Tablets giving me heart palpitations. Help?

Need further info: Different types of medication can result in side effects or can alter electrolytes, thyroid function, or kidney function which can then predispose to palpitations. ...Read more

18

18
Heart palpitations (Tip)

Avoid alcohol, caffeine, energy drinks and lower the level of stress. ...See more

19

19
Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Yes: Commercial airliners are usually pressurized at about 10, 000 feet, which is high enough to reduce the oxygen tension mildly. This can sometimes trigger palpitations in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

20

20
Is there any way I can prevent heart palpitations during exercise?

Probably normal: As the hr increases with exercise, it is expected that most people will be aware of it. This is not a problem. However, while exercising, if you suddenly become aware of a unusually rapid heart beat (as is a switch was suddenly turned on), the that should be checked out. A treadmill stress test or a monitor worn while exercising would provide the answer. These are usually not life-threatening. ...Read more

21

21
I have hyperthyroid but I love coffee. Should I avoid cofee completely due to heart palpitations?

I have hyperthyroid but I love coffee. Should I avoid cofee completely due to heart palpitations?

Yes: Yes, I would avoid coffee, but more importantly, I would try to work with your doctor to get better control of your hyperthyroidism. Until you have better thyroid control, try decaf coffee or herbal teas. ...Read more

22

22
I'm 38 yrs old and why do I get heart palpitations?

I'm 38 yrs old and why do I get heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations: Many reasons. Anxiety, thyroid disorder, medications, . Abnormal amino / neurotransmitter, abnormal adrenal function, bad sleep, . Anemia, bad digestion. ...Read more

23

23
Are heart palpitations inherited?

Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read more

24

24
When you look up MRI risks and it says breathing difficulties, sweating, numbness, or heart palpitations is that risk from contrast or mri?

When you look up MRI risks and it says breathing difficulties, sweating, numbness, or heart palpitations is that risk from contrast or mri?

There is: Not known side effect of MRI scan. Symptoms you refered could be contrast induced or a claustrophobic/anxiety attack. Not all MRI need contrast. Metal devices can go in the scanner. Piercing or medical devices. ...Read more

26

26
Are heart palpitations benign?

Are heart palpitations benign?

Some are, some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read more

27

27
What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease, anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

28

28
What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Heart rhythm: Irregularities of the heart rhythm cause palpitations. Everyone has them sometimes. If you're bothered by them, seek further evaluation. ...Read more

29

29
Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

30

30
Can heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
1 Doctor shared a insight

Palpitation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
677 Doctors shared insights

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