Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Long Do Heart Palpitations Usually Last

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Bernard Seif
1 doctor shared a insight

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I have heart palpitations frequently....whatever activity I'm doing or just relaxing it happens. It doesn't last long but it's scary and seems like i ?

I have heart palpitations frequently....whatever activity I'm doing or just relaxing it happens. It doesn't last long but it's scary and seems like i ?

Palpitations: There are numerous causes for palpitations. Some are not dangerous, some are of concern. Many can cause similar types of symptoms. The best way to figure this out is by wearing a monitor for a period of time. For people with symptoms every day or 2, a 24-hour or 48 hour Holter monitor would work well. For more sporadic symptoms- a longer monitor such as a 2-week Zio or a 4-week event monitor. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
I am experiencing heart palpitations and a low bp while on noratrytaline? I skipped last night but when I checked my bp was 87/66 HR138

I am experiencing heart palpitations and a low bp while on noratrytaline? I skipped last night but when I checked my bp was 87/66 HR138

Serious: These cardiovascular symptoms are serious and should be reported to your treating physician as soon as possible. Both palpitations and hypotension have been reported as side effects of nortriptyline. You may be referred for thyroid tests and to a cardiologist to determine the exact nature of your palpitations and for follow-up of your low blood pressure. ...Read more

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
I've had horrible heart palpitations for the last few days.not anxiety related.healthy 33 yr female.could it be related to ovulation?

I've had horrible heart palpitations for the last few days.not anxiety related.healthy 33 yr female.could it be related to ovulation?

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

14

14
I get 2 migraines a month, lasting 3 days each. I can no longer take triptans due to heart palpitations. OTC pills do nothing. Help! ?

I get 2 migraines a month, lasting 3 days each. I can no longer take triptans due to heart palpitations. OTC pills do nothing. Help! ?

There have been many: advances in the treatment of Migraines in the last decade including Botox treatments and surgical interventions. Oral medications are not always appropriate any longer. You should arrange for an evaluation at a University Neurology program near your home. ...Read more

15

15
Can domperidone have long term side effects? I took it very briefly about 6 months ago and have been experiencing heart palpitations ever since.

Can domperidone have long term side effects? I took it very briefly about 6 months ago and have been experiencing heart palpitations ever since.

Unlikely: to be the cause for your ongoing problem, it's half life is about 8 hours, meaning that it will be eliminated from your system in less than a day, and side effects are short lived. You want to check with your doctor for evaluation of your heart and perform basic studies, best wishes ...Read more

16

16
Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?

Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?

Palpitations?: It is common to have rapid hear beats and palpitation after workout.We don't know what really sinking heart means.Do you suffer from Asthma.Asthma can cause palpitations during an acute ataack only.Since it is a cocern and if it is happening every time you workout,it may be a good idea to get it checked from your Primary Doctor.It may be nothing serious but still get it checked for peace of mond ...Read more

18

18
Last week I fainted with eyes opens , and remembered everything perfectly , and I have been having heart palpitations .

Last week I fainted with eyes opens , and remembered everything perfectly , and I have been having heart palpitations .

Terminology: The terms "faint" and syncope (a condition you list) imply loss of consciousness - in which case you would not remember everything perfectly. Presumably these are not the best terms for your illness. Heart arrhythmia can cause falling spells without loss of consciousness. Gather details, (when started, how many, time of day, duration, other symptoms, etc.), see doctor, have tests. ...Read more

20

20
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
75 doctors shared insights

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
639 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