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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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How to stop heart palpitations from caffeine?

How to stop heart palpitations from caffeine?

Sorry: If something is causing you damage, do away with it or decrease it to an amount that is tolerable. You may have to find a decaf that you like or dilute out your coffee. If it is from a carbonated beverage, you should work on changing to another non-caffiene drink. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and what do you do about it? I have had a problem for many years with heart palpitations. I know that caffeine is a real culprit and I try to stay away from it as much as I can. What else can I do?

What causes heart palpitations and what do you do about it? I have had a problem for many years with heart palpitations. I know that caffeine is a real culprit and I try to stay away from it as much as I can. What else can I do?

Lots of Things: If it's just a single out of place beat here or there, it's just an irritable extra beat from either the top or bottom chambers. If it's a sustained thing with a fast run, it's usu one of 3 different rhythms we collectively call svts. If it's all the time, it could be inappropriate sinus tach, atrial flutter or atrial fib. A cardiac electrophysiologist can help you get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Definitely: Caffeine is a relatively potent stimulant, and as true with all stimulants, it can cause palpitations and a rise in one's heart rate. Should one experience multiple palpitations and/or an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, be sure to see your physician. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations normal, with worrying and too much caffeine?

Are heart palpitations normal, with worrying and too much caffeine?

Potentially: Palpitations may be nothing to worry about but you need to see someone to make sure everything checks out ok. ...Read more

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I have frequent heart palpitations and it kinda worrys me but my doctor said it was due to caffeine and smoking. Does that sound right?

I have frequent heart palpitations and it kinda worrys me but my doctor said it was due to caffeine and smoking. Does that sound right?

Nicotine & xanthines: Nicotine (in tobacco) is actually a neurotransmitter & is used by the body to tell the heart & vessels how to adapt. Methylxanthines (like caffeine) can interfere w/ this system, just like taking a mega-hit of nicotine (by smoking). Excessive caffeine intake is associated with (but debated as to cause of) atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart beat that can cause palpitations. Smoking helps no 1! ...Read more

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Blood tests and ECG were normal but I still have heart palpitations. I've stayed away from caffeine but they won't stop. What could it be from??

Blood tests and ECG were normal but I still have heart palpitations. I've stayed away from caffeine but they won't stop. What could it be from??

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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Whenever I'm tired or had a bit of caffeine I feel heart palpitations as if there's an adrenaline rush. I'm only 24 so I fear I have heart problems al?

Whenever I'm tired or had a bit of caffeine I feel heart palpitations as if there's an adrenaline rush. I'm only 24 so I fear I have heart problems al?

See your doctor: You may want to see your doctor for an evaluation. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Your doctor can obtain a history and check your heart. This may alleviate your anxiety or fears. You may also want to avoid the use of caffeine. Also, if you smoke, talk to your doctor about quitting. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

It may be: We can not say, it depends on how fast your heart rate is and if the rhythm is regular or irregular
caffeine has stimulant effect on heart rate bur chest tightness is unusual
you should have it checked by your doctor and may need an ekg to check the rhythm and blood test to rule out overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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Nausea, heart palpitations and lightheaded in episodes. Blood test clear and pressure good and im not anxious or too much caffiene. Any ideas?

Nausea, heart palpitations and lightheaded in episodes. Blood test clear and pressure good and im not anxious or too much caffiene. Any ideas?

Check it out: Anxiety has many symptoms, some of which are not so obvious. First check with your PCP. Some physical conditions such as hypoglycemia or mitral valve prolapse can cause these symptoms. If this is not the case, perhaps you need to see a mental health professional to see if you have issue of which you are not aware. ...Read more

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Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, I just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?

Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, I just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?

Yes: Caffeine is a stimulant which can cause the symptoms you are describing. This doesn't mean you have a heart problem, it just means you are quite sensitive to caffeine. It may make sense to switch to decaf or less caffeinated drinks. Be aware that tea is also heavily caffeinated. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Are heart palpitations dangerous?

Are heart palpitations dangerous?

Depends: There are a variety of palpitations some dangerous some not. I may have just answered another question that could have been yours as well. The cardiologist will look at what arrythmia (palpitation) you have and that will determine if its dangerous or not. Its important if you are having them to see a cardiologist have a halter to monitor your heart ekg for a few days and find out what you have ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations?

What could cause 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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What might cause heart palpitations?

What might cause 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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Possible causes of heart palpitations?

Possible 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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How can heart palpitations feel like?

How can heart palpitations feel like?

Rapid heart beat: Rapid heat beating, some times felt in the neck also. There is a throbing artery on you wrist on the thump side. Feel that artery and count the beats for one minute. More than 100 beats per minute is called palpitation. ...Read more

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Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Very unlikely: This is rather unlikely, but can potentially happen, dependent on what the palpitations represent. If the palpitations are the result of a malignant cardiac rhythm, then they can lead to death if left untreated. Also, if they lead to fainting spells, they may lead to accidental deaths (fainting while driving or being in a dangerous situation). ...Read more

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Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Irregular heartbeat: The sensation of palpitation, an awareness of the heart beat, is usually related to the heart beating irregularly, rapidly, and/or more forcefully than normal. At times, patients can get similar sensations in the chest when the heart is beating normally. ...Read more

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Why might someone get heart palpitations?

Why might someone get 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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What is the meaning of heart palpitations?

Rapid heart beat: Gut irritation can aggravate heart palpitations. When heart beats fast -the sensation a person feels is palpitations. ...Read more

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What was the cause of heart palpitations?

What was the cause 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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What is wrong if I have heart palpitations?

What is wrong if I have heart palpitations?

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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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