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What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

Yes: Palpitations are often nothing but teen years are when we see a spike in the diagnosis of svt. Her asthma medicines will speed her heart rate anyway which might explain all, but they could help trigger svt. A 24 holter monitor would really help if she is having palpitations on a daily basis. Yes see a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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17yo female with history of anorexia nervosa having extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, palor, shortness of breath, dizziness, and petichae?

17yo female with history of anorexia nervosa having extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, palor, shortness of breath, dizziness, and petichae?

Need to see your doc: Are you still having problems with anorexia? Or have you just recently recovered? If so you should see your doctor for labs tests. You could be anemic, have your salts (electrolytes) out of whack, or even have a heart problem caused by any of the above. You could also just be simply dehydrated. Your doc could figure this out quickly. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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I have a rapid weight gain, swelling, heart palpitations, shortness of breath from high B12 levels. How can I lower this and how long will it take?

I have a rapid weight gain, swelling, heart palpitations, shortness of breath from high B12 levels. How can I lower this and how long will it take?

Not the case: Your symptoms are not from B12 toxicity. 1st, B12 toxicity is rare. 2nd, if you do happen to become toxic, then your symptoms would be numbness/tingling in the hands ; face, panic attacks, insomnia, and maybe rashes. If you already have an overactive thyroid or mitral valve disease, then B12 toxicity may make those worse. Dyspnea would result from worsening mitral disease but you'd lose weight. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath and heart palpitations following a severe cold. Could the cold have caused these symptoms?

I have shortness of breath and heart palpitations following a severe cold. Could the cold have caused these symptoms?

Symptoms post URI: Yes the cold could be related. You should see your Doc about this if you still have the symptoms. There are several possibilities for what could be going on. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?

Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...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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What is my constant deep cough? Cough since 08/13. especially when exercising - shortness of breath too/Recently cough when eating/Heart palpitations

What is my constant deep cough? Cough since 08/13. especially when exercising - shortness of breath too/Recently cough when eating/Heart palpitations

See MD: Sounds like you should see a physician for a proper diagnosis. Could be a viral infection, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis or heart problem. Hard to tell without an examination. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations and shortness of breath when oi talk or walk up stairs. I'm a 130lb female. What could this be?

I have heart palpitations and shortness of breath when oi talk or walk up stairs. I'm a 130lb female. What could this be?

May be nl or not: You need to wear a 24 hour monitor (holter) to see what your heart is doing when you're having your symptoms to see what it could be. ...Read more

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During my period, I get shortness of breath, fatigue, and heart palpitations during exercise. Is this normal? It's very scary.

During my period, I get shortness of breath, fatigue, and heart palpitations during exercise. Is this normal? It's very scary.

Not normal: One should not have those symptoms at your age during a period or during exercise. Schedule a visit for an evaluation. You may need to start with a primary care doctor. ...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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Been getting dizzy spells, can't catch my breath, face is hot to the touch and sporadic heart palpitations, been under lots of stress anxiety?

Been getting dizzy spells, can't catch my breath, face is hot to the touch and sporadic heart palpitations, been under lots of stress anxiety?

See your doctor: Although stress and anxiety can certainly result in the symptoms that you mention, it is extremely important that you see your doctor ASAP for a complete evaluation. By discussing these symptoms and undergoing a physical examination, your doctor can then determine what testing may be warranted. From there, appropriate referrals can be made depending on the results. Hope this is helpful. Best. ...Read more

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I just had heart palpatations and shortness of breath dizziness & frequent urination. Should I be worried? My heart BPM 108 vs 75 resting

I just had heart palpatations and shortness of breath dizziness & frequent urination. Should I be worried? My heart BPM 108 vs 75 resting

Rapid pulse: If you have a rapid heart beat and feel dizzy, go to the nearest ER for an EKG to see what cardiac rhythm you have. You cannot diagnose what is the problem by just feeling your pulse. Go to the ER for an evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath, dizziness, low blood pressure, and have had endocarditis from a bacteria infection I got when I had 5 teeth pulled., and heart palaptaions. ..What could be wrong

I have shortness of breath, dizziness, low blood pressure, and have had endocarditis from a bacteria infection I got when I had 5 teeth pulled., and heart palaptaions. ..What could be wrong

Heart valve damage: Infectious endocarditis can cause damage to heart valves, presenting the symptoms described.
This can be a very serious condition. See a physician asap for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dizziness heart palputations and shortness of breath ive already been fully checked up by ent and internist plzz help?

Dizziness heart palputations and shortness of breath ive already been fully checked up by ent and internist plzz help?

Dizziness: If your heart, lungs, and inner ears have been evaluated, then you might be having a panic attack.

I first would stop all caffeine--coffee, tea, or soda.
Stop nicotine. (smoking)
Don't take diet pills or recreational drugs such as cocaine.
If you are taking any of these in large amounts then at least decrease them.
You may need to see a cardiologist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Been having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache last few months. Thyroid and blood pressure good. What could be causing this?

Been having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache last few months. Thyroid and blood pressure good. What could be causing this?

Possible panic: Attacks could cause these symptoms. Are you an anxious person? Do you feel very fatigued after these episodes are over? You should see a Dr. And get checked out. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations and dizziness. Ekg showed- shortened pr interval, and high lateral/lateral repolorization disturbance?

Heart palpitations and dizziness. Ekg showed- shortened pr interval, and high lateral/lateral repolorization disturbance?

R/O LGL Syndrome: The association of tachycardia and a short pr interval on an ekg may indicate an abnormal electrical pathway in the heart that can cause frequent palpitations and a sustained rapid heart rate. There are two syndromes called wolf-parkinson-white (wpw) and lown-ganong- levine (lgl) that are associated with short pr and tachycardia. Medication or ablation can prevent the palpitations and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Why do I have extreme dizziness and heart palpitations!?

Why do I have extreme dizziness and heart palpitations!?

Vertigo?: The spinning sensation is called vertigo. Causes are either from ear or brain or side effect of drugs. If it occurs when lying still in bed, it is probably due to a disturbance in the brain. Pure vertigo is very rarely a seizure. More often it is due to poor blood flow to the back of the brain. Heart and blood pressure problems need to be considered. Migraine may be cause if rest is fine. ...Read more

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What could dizziness and heart palpitations be symptoms of?

What could dizziness and heart palpitations be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: One possibility that comes to mind is hyperthyroidism. Too much thyroid hormone can cause both symptoms. Anything that causes "palpitations" can cause dizziness by effecting blood flow to the brain. You definitely need to see your doctor for an ekg, bloodwork and an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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