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What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

Usually nothing: Palpitations during pregnancy is common. Usually there is no concern and the work up is benign. However, it should be discussed with your physician and worked up on individual basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

Very common: And usually very harmless. If the palpitations are causing you to be dizzy or short of breath, contact your doc to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Should be OK: Palpitations while actively vomiting could be related to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system in that moment. If the palpitations happen in isolation, you might want to see a Cardiologist. Regardless, a heart monitor such as Holter monitor could let us really know what's going on. Can't be too careful during pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

Avoid stimulants: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, and if still getting palpitations, then go see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

Need a monitor: Although the palpitations you are experiencing may be a kind of "allergic" response, that is not likely unless there are other manifestations (like a skin rash) as well. It may be that you have an underlying arrhythmia or short circuit in the heart that is exacerbated by eating tomatoes. A cardiac monitor with a good tomato feast would help provide the answer. ...Read more

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10 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. They come and go, but usually happen for a few hours every day. Worse after eating.

10 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. They come and go, but usually happen for a few hours every day. Worse after eating.

Could be worrisome: But if the palpitations are not persistent I would expect it to be a side effect of the postpartum fluid and hormonal shifts. You should follow-up soon with your OB. At the least you need your vitals checked, and possibly some blood tests and EKG. ...Read more

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After eating I have heart palpitations that make me cough and cause me breathing difficulties.I checked my heart and results came ok. What could it be?

After eating I have heart palpitations that make me cough and cause me breathing difficulties.I checked my heart and results came ok. What could it be?

Palpitations: There are several causes of palpitations, so the evaluation of your heart should include blood testing, ECG, echocardiogram, and possibly some additional cardiac testing. Since you also have coughing you should have a chest X-ray. The food related issue makes allergy response or aspiration both possible problems. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

Arrythmia : Whenever you feels palpitations especially with history of thyroid cancer you must rule out cardiac arrythmias. Although palpitations simply can be felt with normally fast heart beat. ...Read more

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Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

No Salt: Edema has many causes. Basically, if you are overweight, have high BP and /or eat salty foods often, you probably will develop edema. Please check with your doctor re these conditions. You are very young to have anything seriously wrong with your heart, but watch your blood pressure ...Read more

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Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.

Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.

Pregnancy class C: Propranolol is pregnancy class C which mean that risk cannot be ruled out. I would discuss it again with your prescribing doctor to make sure benefits outweigh risks in your situation. ...Read more

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What heart problems palpitations come secondary to pregnancy? When should we worry?

What heart problems palpitations come secondary to pregnancy? When should we worry?

Faster heart rate: Your baseline heart rate should gradually increase somewhat, throughout your pregnancy. However, you should seek assistance for fast heart rates that start or stop suddenly, or persistently stay faster than expected (e.g. > 100 bpm at rest). Also symptoms of chest pain, dizzy, breathlessness. Getting checked out is always safer. Speak with your doctor and possibly heart rhythm specialist. ...Read more

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Pretty much had every test done 4 heart they say its healthy.Y do I continue 2 have palpitations even when im not anxious?Pregnancy making them worse?

Pretty much had every test done 4 heart they say its healthy.Y do I continue 2 have palpitations even when im not anxious?Pregnancy making them worse?

Palpitations: Palpitations are very common among healthy people. The fact that you have palpitations does not mean you have heart disease. Most importantly is to rule out what we call structural heart disease and define the palpitations with either a holter or event monitor depending on frequency. Yes being pregnant can sometimes flare the episodes. Avoid caffeine and stimulants. Please clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I having so many heart palpitations during my retail job?

Stress!: Stress can yield palpitations. These usually consist of extra beats called PVCs or PACs, annoying but innocuous arrhythmias. They feel like skipping or flip-flop sensations, last merely seconds although can string along for minutes at a time, and can give the impression of temporary breathlessness. ...Read more

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Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

GERD: GERD is a known cause of bronchospasm/asthma and causes cough and shortness of breath in susceptible people. The association with palpitations is weak. I suspect you either have coincidental palpitations or another cause which isn't evident from this brief encounter. ...Read more

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How come i get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

How come i get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

Find out why,: If at all possible...You may benefit from a session of multifunction cardiogram. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Causes for heart palpitations while weightlifting and during sexual activity?

Causes for heart palpitations while weightlifting and during sexual activity?

Adrenaline: During both activities, you adrenal gland is pumping out adrenaline (epinephrine). That is a potent heart stimulant. Some extra beats are expected. If you just feel some skips, ignore them. If it's occurring repeatedly or is troubling you, some testing should be done to assess the overall health of your heart. Meanwhile, avoid caffeine and nicotine. B sure you're getting enough rest and good diet ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more