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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

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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