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I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

Palpitations: If you have such persistent symptoms, you might want to get checked. It could be something serious you may be ignoring, ventricular tachycardia, psvt, a. Fib etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Check heart: Heart problems can cause these symptoms and can kill. See your md. If problem is not cardiac, then other conditions such as hyperthyroidism, or more likely panic attacks will be found responsible. Check the heart first. ...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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Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

It can be signs and: Symptoms of coronary artery disease. If symptoms worse during activities and improve with rest the probability of heart problem increase. Do u have any risk factors? Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and chol, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, kidney problems? Each of the above will increase probability too. Get doctor evaluation asap for a better history and physical. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

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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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

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Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more

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Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

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. ...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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Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Could be, prob. not: In persons with anxiety issues heart palpitations are extremely common. Without knowing your complete health history, i would have to recommend a complete evaluation before just putting it down to anxiety. If it is determined to be from your anxiety, then it is not serious. Doing meditation, yoga, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine and decongestants can all help. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?

Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?

You should get Physi: A Physical examination by a doctor is the only way to verify that your left side of chest is swollen. if it is really swollen then further testing starting with chest X-rays will be required to check your heart and lungs including the chest wall structures. An enlarged heart due to any cause can cause symptoms like you have described. So lets make sure you do not have anything serious going on ins ...Read more

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In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

Palpitations.: We need to know what your heart is doing during these episodes of palpitations, and the best way to know would be to wear a Holter monitor, which records your heart rhythm for a day or two. We can catch episodes this way and see what your heart is doing, and by that infer etiology. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest.  What could this be?

Likely Anxiety : At your age, i'd consider it as anxiety. Unless you are at high risk of suffering from heart attack. Family history of sudden deaths from heart disease, obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases can all increase the likelihood of heart disease even in young people like you...Being physically active and healthy food habits are to be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

I will recommend: Visiting your doctor for a good history and physical exam. Ekg, blood test and possibly stress test. I don't know much about you and if you have any risk for heart problems. Diet and endocrine problems need to be review. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations on and off, and have mild chest pain, is this a serious problem? I am 18 and female

I have heart palpitations on and off, and have mild chest pain, is this a serious problem? I am 18 and female

Common problem: Palpitations are very common in your age group. You should have your thyroid function checked by your doctor and get an ekg. If there is an abnormality it should show up there. If it happens less frequently, you may need a holtor monitor or an event monitor to catch the palpitations while it is happening. Usually they are benign but need to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a fluttering sensation in my chest (i suppose where the sternum is) for the past two weeks. Heart palpitations?

I've been experiencing a fluttering sensation in my chest (i suppose where the sternum is) for the past two weeks.  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 there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Is there a common description of heart palpitations?  Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Palp: I have many different descriptions...The only description i can give from personal experience is a hard pounding that feels slow (random occurrence) or a light fluttering that feels fast (often when i lay on left side).... I have never had an ekg, echo, or any other heart eval though. I am the doc here just describing personal experience. Too much caffeine. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago,but I have my ovaries, recently I have experienced chest pain, and rapid heart palpitations,is that normal?

Chest Pain: it is never normal to have chest pain and palpitations. A better question may be whether or not it is serious or not. I would recommend to anyone that is having new onset of chest pain and palpitations to be seen and evaluated as soon as possible. It is very unlikely that your hysterectomy had anything to do with these symptoms. ...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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I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

I have had the following symptoms for 1 month:

- Chest Pain in Central-Left Region
- Heart Palpitations
- Dizziness
- Nausea

Suggestions?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you are having these symptoms now, seek IMMEDIATE emergency medical attention. If you are not currently having any of these symptoms or any shortness of breath or severe weakness, then schedule an appointment with your PCP or a Cardiologist ASAP. These are symptoms that can signify a very serious cardiac condition that may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

Chest pain: Absent further information such as age, comorbid conditions etc the best suggestion is to assume the worst and seek medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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