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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
75 Doctors shared insights

Heart Palpitations (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Heart Palpitations, pain in chest, panic attacks electrolytes r normal cat scan clean resting heart rate 115-120 d-dimer positive no apparent clots???

Heart Palpitations, pain in chest, panic attacks electrolytes r normal cat scan clean resting heart rate 115-120 d-dimer positive no apparent clots???

Propranolol: All of your symptoms would improve with a beta blocker. Propranolol is a good one. Since it requires a prescription, talk it over with your doctor. (ps, as you've probably already realized, a positive ddimer is meaningless unless you have risk factors and clinical suggestion for blood clots. ...Read more

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How does electrolyte imbalance affect the heart?

How does electrolyte imbalance affect the heart?

They Drive the Heart: Your heart is a muscular pump with four valves that will not do anything without the electrical impulses that drives it.

Sodium (na+) potassium (k+) and calcium (ca 2+) are the primary electrolytes that are critical for a normal heart rhythm.

The heart will beat abnormally (arrhythmias) if the electrolytes are not in their normal ranges. The kidneys do a pretty good job keeping a balance. ...Read more

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I have seen lots of doctors and non of them suspect electrolyte imbalance, I have a lot of twitching, skipped heart beat which improves with bananas and headache. What test should I have?

I have seen lots of doctors and non of them suspect electrolyte imbalance, I have a lot of twitching, skipped heart beat which improves with bananas and headache. What test should I have?

Here are some...: After seeing a number of doctors for concerning muscle spam or multiple systemic symptoms, such patients are usually blood-tested for electrolytes. Amazingly, you've self noticed that eating banana has improved your heart skip beat. So, keep use it since it's harmless. Nonetheless, talk with doc and test electrolyte if not done yet. And talk with doc about you concerned. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations past week non stop?

Go see your Dr: Right away or go to urgent care and get checked for arrhythmia, thyroid condition etc. Cut down on soda, ccaffeine intake. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-palpitations/ds01139. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

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Can exercise help ease heart palpitations?

Can exercise help ease heart palpitations?

Depends on cause!: Regular exercise decreases circulating catecholamines, which increase the risk of common palpitations. But there are some types, where exercise should pose a danger. I would recommend a hoter monitor test to decide if it is a pat vs pvc!
talk to doc! ...Read more

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Can you help me with my heart palpitations?

Can you help me with my heart palpitations?

Electrophysiology: Usually palpitations are caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. Electrophysiologists are cardiologists that specialize in this field. There are many different types of arrhythmias, some of which are benign and some require further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do some people have heart palpitations?

Why do some people have heart palpitations?

Awareness: The specific definition of palpitations is feeling your heart beat - which in general is good :-) it can range from feeling the pulse when in a quiet room - to actual abnormal beats - extra beats from a sensitive spot - to extra circuits conducting beats, or the top part of the heart going out of rhythm and beating chaotically - depends on what is going on as to the cause ...Read more

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What can be done to stop heart palpitations?

See your doctor: Palpitations usually are a fluttery or pounding feeling in the chest. It can be caused by anything minor, like anxiety, all the way to life threatening abnormalities of the heart beat. You cannot tell how dangerous it is without a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations all day?

What could cause heart palpitations all day?

Premature beats: Premature beats is most common cause but there can be other arrythmias do get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Possibly: There are many types of palpitations. Some can be dangerous or even fatal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get heart palpitations upon exertion?

Tough to say...: There are certain rhythm problems that only come on with exertion. Palpitations however, are an unnatural awareness of your heartbeat, so even being severely deconditioned can do it. I'd find a cardiologist or cardiac electrophysiologist and have them run you on a treadmill while wearing ekg. If that doesn't work, we'd get you an "event monitor" to record the palpitations. ...Read more

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How could I get heart palpitations under control?

How could I get heart palpitations under control?

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

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How could bending forward cause heart palpitations?

How could bending forward cause heart palpitations?

It doesn't: It just makes the ones that always around more noticeable. ...Read more

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How can you stop heart palpitations/is this normal?

How can you stop heart palpitations/is this normal?

Rest: While exercising, palpitation is normal. If it comes while you are resting, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I am worried about heart palpitations?

Don't worry: Heart palpitations are often benign but evaluating them is typically straightforward. Check you diet to be sure your not taking a lot of caffeine (chocolates, sodas, tea, coffee, etc.). See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can mimic heart palpitations?

Is there anything that can mimic heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Although the cause of palpitations is usually benign, if they are occurring frequently, you should see a doctor to exclude a cardiac arrhythmia. The differential diagnosis of palpitations involves either cardiac (arrhythmias, valvular disease), psychiatric (panic disorder, other anxiety disorders), or miscellaneous (stimulants, thyrotoxicosis, anemia, fever, stress, or exercise). ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations for 2 days?

What do you advise for heart palpitations for 2 days?

Type?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Ask your doctor for a heart monitor to wear. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations for 5 days?

What do you advise for heart palpitations for 5 days?

Type?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Ask your doctor to arrange an 24 hour heart monitor test. ...Read more

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Having crazy heart palpitations don't know what is wrong?

Having crazy heart palpitations don't know what is wrong?

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

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Why are my heart palpitations getting worse? What do I do?

Palpitations: If you have worsening palpitations you should be seeing a doctor, likely a cardiologist for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

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Help please? I have frequent heart palpitations what to do?

Help please? I have frequent heart palpitations what to do?

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, your anxiety may be overdriving everything may see psych help. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Is it true that daily heart palpitations are normal to have?

Is it true that daily heart palpitations are normal to have?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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I'm a teen with heart palpitations. Scaring me. Please help?

Palpitations: Many things can cause palpitations, but in young people it can often be related to ingestion of stimulants like caffeine in energy drinks, appetite suppressants, stimulant meds (such as add meds), and illicit substances. Other considerations are anemia, thyroid disorder, electrolyte problems. Less commonly a cardiac problem may be present. Obtain an exam with your physician to start. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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