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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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

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For the last week I have had substantial heart palpitations, keeping me from sleeping at night. Can anxiety do that? For that long?

For the last week I have had substantial heart palpitations, keeping me from sleeping at night. Can anxiety do that? For that long?

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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I have recently been having heart palpitations at night. I am wondering if I should be worried about this? Anything you recommend that I can do? Thanks! Heart palpatations

I have recently been having heart palpitations at night. I am wondering if I should be worried about this? Anything you recommend that I can do? Thanks! Heart palpatations

Often not serious: 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. SEE bit. Ly/1vlj5 ...Read more

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I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

Junk food: Yes, junk food might cause your heart palpitations but if you are also taking perhaps too much liquor, please stop that for a few days.
If alcohol was not something you drank while in Vegas, you must see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Why I only get the heart palpitations at Night time or while in bed laying down? Is this is the case with all cardiac patients?

Why I only get the heart palpitations at Night time or while in bed laying down? Is this is the case with all cardiac patients?

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting with the palpitations, that's worrisome. It is common to be more aware of cardiac sensations when not distracted by daily activities, and sometimes certain positions make them more noticeable. ...Read more

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I feel heart palpitations at night, when I check my heart it's 82bpm, but it's like beating harder, I feel anxiety and difficulty sleeping. I went to the cardiologist, normal ECG and blood tests as normal too.

I feel heart palpitations at night, when I check my heart it's 82bpm, but it's like beating harder, I feel anxiety and difficulty sleeping. I went to the cardiologist, normal ECG and blood tests as normal too.

Anxiety: You said you are anxious. Anxiety can cause all these symptoms. It's good you already were checked out by a cardiologist. A good CBT (cognitivr behavioral therapy) therapist canbe very helpful. If necessary there are medications your FP or a psychiatrist can prescribe. ...Read more

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What would cause heart palpitations at night when laying down? I've had ekg, heart monitor, chest xray. All normal. I'm worried and it's uncomfortable

What would cause heart palpitations at night when laying down? I've had ekg, heart monitor, chest xray. All normal. I'm worried and it's uncomfortable

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. It sounds like you've had a good workup and don't need to worry. ...Read more

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Which of my meds could be giving me heart palpitations? Mostly in the morning and at night :/

Which of my meds could be giving me heart palpitations? Mostly in the morning and at night :/

Without having: Any more information, from all the drugs you are using, Isotretinoin will be one that could give you palpitations. An echocardiogram was done and possibly an ekg. If those were negative, the other possibility is anxiety attacks and then drug induced. You need talk to your primary care physician for further evaluation and decision making. ...Read more

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I'm getting heart palpitations esp @ night @ they are never consistent. It beats very hard and fast 4 several seconds then it's done. What could it be?

I'm getting heart palpitations esp @ night @ they are never consistent. It beats very hard and fast 4 several seconds then it's done. What could it be?

Premature beats...: Usually nothing to worry about unless occurs frequently and accompanied with other symptoms such as lightheadedness. If you lay on your left side at night, you get increased blood flow returning to the heart which can cause palpitations--especially in the setting of mitral valve prolapse (weak valve). These are generally not worrisome--try to avoid lying on left side. EKG and ECHO if worsens. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad heart palpitations whenever I am drifting off to sleep at night?

Why do I have bad heart palpitations whenever I am drifting off to sleep at night?

Because its quiet.: Palpitation usually aren't really more frequent at night, just more noticeable. When you lay down and are still and quiet, the irregular heart beats are often more noticeable. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations and a low bp while on noratrytaline? I skipped last night but when I checked my bp was 87/66 HR138

I am experiencing heart palpitations and a low bp while on noratrytaline? I skipped last night but when I checked my bp was 87/66 HR138

Serious: These cardiovascular symptoms are serious and should be reported to your treating physician as soon as possible. Both palpitations and hypotension have been reported as side effects of nortriptyline. You may be referred for thyroid tests and to a cardiologist to determine the exact nature of your palpitations and for follow-up of your low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Anxious and nervous at the office, can't even get a good lunch and extra hours working. All day ok but heart palpitations in bed at night. What to do?

Psychiatrist: I recommend that you consult with a psychiatrist for a full evaluation. You might find that some medications can help what sounds like constant anxiety and distress. Be well, . ...Read more

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Why do I get heart palpitations every morning after working a night shift?

Why do I get heart palpitations every morning after working a night shift?

You Must See Your Dr: Night shift workers have more palpitations and heart problems than non-shift workers. Partly this may be due to increased stress and sleep deprivation associated with night shift work. But also the night shift interferes with your bodies biological clock (circadian rhythm); which in turn is synched to daylight and darkness.
SEE:http://bbc. In/1vdbWw1, http://bbc. In/1vdcmT9, http://bit. Ly/1vANPJ1 ...Read more

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My heart palpitations are becoming more frequent, especially after a night of heavy drinking. What should I do about these?

My heart palpitations are becoming more frequent, especially after a night of heavy drinking. What should I do about these?

Avoid triggers: Alcohol and certain foods can trigger palpitations. Avoid caffeine containing products including sodas, chocolates, coffee and teas. Also, see your doctor who may refer you for a heart monitor to determine what your rhythm is with these symptoms. If they continue to worsen or persist, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when I work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity I get drained?

I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when I work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity I get drained?

NEED MONITORING: Palpitations can be a benign effect of poor conditioning or panic/anxiety, worsened by caffeine and other stimulants. They can also be due to an abnormal heart rhythm which needs to be evaluated with an ekg and monitoring, a holter monitor or longer term telemetry. A stress test is helpful in the evaluation. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

See doctor: Your heart rate is at the lower limit of normal yet your heart is pounding quite hard. Although I suspect that this may be from anxiety, you do need to rule out a cardiac problem just to be sure and calling your doctor would be the first step. Whether he would refer you to a cardiologist is up to him. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

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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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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
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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