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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

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Dr. John Landi
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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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How long do heart palpitations usually last?

Completely variable!: Depends on the cause and mechanism of the irregular heart beat. May last seconds to days or more. Plus depends on one's sensitivity, i.e., some patients feel every irregular beat, some don't feel any even if sustained. Some causes are intrinsic (diseases) or extrinsic (caffeine, stimulant medications, hormonal, psychological/stress). The latter causes often last shorter if avoided. ...Read more

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For the last week I have had substantial heart palpitations, keeping me from sleeping at night. Can anxiety do that? For that long?

For the last week I have had substantial heart palpitations, keeping me from sleeping at night. Can anxiety do that? For that long?

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 albuterol sulfate cause heart palpitations and increased pulse? If so, how long does effect last after dose? Doctor prescribed for bronchitis.

Does albuterol sulfate cause heart palpitations and increased pulse?  If so, how long does effect last after dose?  Doctor prescribed for bronchitis.

It often does: Give your physician a call, especially if your heart is doing more than 5 flipflops per minute or it bothers you. It's not especially dangerous. By the way, if you've needed a rx for albuterol, you may have a tendency to asthma / bronchitis and this would be a great time to ask for help stopping smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much time do heart palpitations last?

How much time do heart palpitations last?

Secs to days: seconds to days, depends upon what is going on. technically the definition of palpitations is "awareness of the heart beat". often due to a "not normal" heart beat or arrhythmia of some sort, but sometimes general anxiety cause heighten awareness of the heart beat. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for heart palpitations to last?

Would it be unusual or concerning for heart palpitations to last?

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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A week ago I started having heart palpitations once and then last three days I've had them 2 times a day???

A week ago I started having heart palpitations once and then last three days I've had them 2 times a day???

Heart palpitations: Time to see your doctor for a check up concerning the heart palpitations. If you are having diarrhea, perhaps you are have electrolyte disturbance that could cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Take 20 mg propranolol daily, hw long does it stay in your system. By the next dose my BP is 130s over 80s. Does it also help with heart palpitations?

Take 20 mg propranolol daily, hw long does it stay in your system. By the next dose my BP is 130s over 80s. Does it also help with heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Propranolol is a nonselective beta blocker blocks ?1- and ?2-adrenergic receptors. The half-life is approx 5-7 hrs. Propranolol blocks b1 receptors which when stimulated accelerate your heart rate. so yes it should help with palpitations. Cheers C @christianassad ...Read more

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I have pain in lower back across the bottom it's the same as when I have heart palpitations but in my lower back lasts about a minute and very intense?

I have pain in lower back across the bottom it's the same as when I have heart palpitations but in my lower back lasts about a minute and very intense?

Not enough info: In a time of Too Much Information, this case is just the opposite. You need to see family doctor so s'he can get a full history from you and do a thorough physical exam. You may also need an x-ray and/or some lab tests (including urinalysis. I wish you the best! ...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