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Intermittent Heart palpitations for 10 years, becoming more frequent. Feels like my heart stops very briefly then beats fast for a second and takes my breath away. 28 year old female, smoker. No other symptoms are ever present during palpitation.?

Intermittent Heart palpitations for 10 years, becoming more frequent. Feels like my heart stops very briefly then beats fast for a second and takes my breath away. 28 year old female, smoker. No other symptoms are ever present during palpitation.?

Palpitations: Palpitations are commonly associated with electrolyte problems or calcium or magnesium imbalance or deficiency. Low magnesium is a common culprit. Thyroid possible. Sometimes a mild valvular problem can cause this. Stress, use of stimulants. ...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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I've had heart palpitations most of my life but for a few days it was worse but let up a lot. Now sometimes it's hard to take a deep breath for a while?

I've had heart palpitations most of my life but for a few days it was worse but let up a lot. Now sometimes it's hard to take a deep breath for a while?

Need a diagnosis: You should see a Cardiologist to get a Holteronitor or an event monitor (ways to record your heart rhythm over time) to see if they correlate with your symptoms. How often does this palpitations and trouble breathing occur? Keep a diary of the time when it happens & events before. This will help figure out the best test. If it is heart related, the good news is that it can be treated & it may save ...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

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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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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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I have been having to heart palpitations that make me cough ill lose breath for a second and after I cough ill be back to normal. I don't smoke drink?

I have been having to heart palpitations that make me cough ill lose breath for a second and after I cough ill be back to normal. I don't smoke drink?

Most likely: Premature atrial or ventricular contractions which are common but could also be arrhythmia. ..May want to discuss with your physician if troublesome. ...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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Can anxiety stressed out make you have heart palpitations (skipped heart beats) hours after being worried or panicked out. Once took breath away?

Can anxiety stressed out make you have heart palpitations (skipped heart beats) hours after being worried or panicked out. Once took breath away?

Yes, it truly can: Anxiety can produce all types of symptoms, including physical ones like heart palpitations. Also there can be worry, panic, and overwhelming fear. Dry mouth; fast heart rate; rapid shallow breathing; dizziness; nausea; choking feelings; trembling; pins and needles sensation; etc. See your doctor for a medical evaluation; there are effective anxiety treatments with psychiatrists & therapists. ...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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The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

This warrants med: Eval. Although this might be associated with anxiety - medical causes must be ruled out. If you have not previously been evaluated for one of these episodes then chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath ; light headedness = emergency room (; don't drive yourself). ...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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Why do I keep getting small pericardial effusions? Also why do they cause shortness off breath and heart palpitations. I'm seeing a heart doctor soon

Why do I keep getting small pericardial effusions? Also why do they cause shortness off breath and heart palpitations. I'm seeing a heart doctor soon

Many reasons: Inflammation of the pericardium can also affect the underlying myocardium or vice versa. Ther are many causes of this and other than your arrhythmia your other symptoms may not be directly related to the heart but to the underlying condition that is causing it. Seeing an internist or cardiologist can sort this out. ...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 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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41 female. Overweight. Recent incidents of heart palpitations, back pain, right arm & leg pain and weakness. Could this be heart related? Shortnessof breath

Alot going on: The palpitations are likely to be related to your heart. The back pain is atypical for heart disease. Leg pain is never related to heart disease. Weakness is a non-specific symptom caused my myriad issues. Shortness of breath should be further evaluated - it requires a detailed look as there are many causes. ...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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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