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How Serious Is A Heart Palpitation Is It Worth Getting Checked
Yes: Heart palpitations can be a reflection of a benign condition such as anxiety or can be symptomatic of a serious condition such as a heart rhythm abnormality. With a history, physical examination, and cardiac monitor, your physician should be able to determine the reason for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
A week ago started having heart palpitations 1st time and yesterday again and then twice today should I get it checked???
Check if persistent: If heart palpitations are very short-lived and last only a moment or a few seconds, they are probably benign and a nuisance but dangerous or life-threatening. If palpitations last longer i.e. minutes to hours and are associated with fainting, shortness of breath, chest pains, dizziness, etc. then you should call you doctor to be checked. ...Read more
I get heart palpitations a lot especially in the cold..I've had my heart checked a few times and they say its healthy. What causes these!?! help!
Many causes: Are you getting heart palpitation and then getting cold? Or are you expose to cold environment and then getting heart palpitation? Do you have cold intolerance? What kind of test was done to r/o a heart condition? Holter monitoring? Ecg can be normal an still have an arrhythmia. Anxiety disorders, panic attacks, thyroid disease, nutritional problems, etc. Consult a physician. ...Read more
benign heart palpitation for years.Mostly under control except every night when I lay on right side I get them.They stop when I roll over.serious?
Heart palpitations that go to your head or makes head throb ? I had my heart checked all is pretty much normal but I still get this now and then
Seek a cardiologist: You will need to see a cardiologist in person so that your heart rhythm can be assessed. Starting with an ekg and possibly an home monitor such as a holter monitor (24-48hrs) an event monitor (up to 30 days) or in extreme cases a surgically implantable loop recorder (2-3years) as the palpitation may come and go and rarely are "caught" while in the doctors office. ...Read more
Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?
I been having heart palpitations on & off through out the day, what does this mean I'm 21 years old I don't have insurance to get checked out help plz?
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more
I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained ?
NEED MONITORING: Palpitations can be a benign effect of poor conditioning or panic/anxiety, worsened by caffeine and other stimulants. They can also be due to an abnormal heart rhythm which needs to be evaluated with an ekg and monitoring, a holter monitor or longer term telemetry. A stress test is helpful in the evaluation. See a cardiologist. ...Read more
I've been having heart palpitations for a week out of nowhere. I have propranol for when they get bad. Checked out fine before. Does this warrant ER?
Palpitations. : My concern, as it is yours, is that they haven't stopped for one week. People can have history of an issue which causes palpitations, but when they last this long they deserve another evaluation. I believe an emergency department visit is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, i just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?
Yes: Caffeine is a stimulant which can cause the symptoms you are describing. This doesnt mean you have a heart problem, it just means you are quite sensitive to caffeine. It may make sense to switch to decaf or less caffeinated drinks. Be aware that tea is also heavily caffeinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime I have a heart palpitation i cry, get extremely scared, &sometimes trembly. Somedays fear lasts hours after. Had heart checked.What can I do?
Your heart is : Most probably ok. Your heart palpitation can be due to your anxiety attacks. Just, think about it, if your heart was check with ekg your are ok. Don't worry about your heart. Enjoy life, exercise, eat healthy, enjoy friends and family, seek a spiritual path, communicate/talk to people, trust your doctor, go out to a park, to a movie, do relaxation exercise like yoga. I like to pray to meditate. ...Read more
Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?
Recent CT scan indicated mild thickening of left adrenal gland unchanged. I get heart palpitations when I lie on my left side. Is this serious?
Nothing serious: CT findings and palpitations are unrelated. If you are otherwise well, with no history of cancer, the mild thickening is most often unimportant. Palpitations are do to a sudden racing of the heart, or to premature heartbeats that feel like a skipped beat or a quick flutter. These palpitations are usually not an indication of heart disease. SEE http://bit.ly/1vlj5cr but if they persist see your DR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance,dizzy spells,&severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations .Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?
Blood test: You asked the wrong question. Why didn't the doctor explain to you why this (and other) labs were ordered by him/her? There is no excuse and don't be shy or scared. ...Read more
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22 years old and some times i get palpitations and other times it hearts a liitle when i breath even with out excercising is just gets uncomforti?
Chest pain: All kinds of things can cause palpitations and another bunch chest discomfort. For most people its no big deal, especially in a 22year old. If you are concerned, you should consult your doctor who can do a history and physical and advise from more information. ...Read more
It seems that for the past year i haven't benn able to lay down on my right side because i get a lot of heart thumps and palpitations. What could it b?
Venous return/respir: Lying on one side or another impacts on both lung mechanics (influences ventilatiry capacity deepening on function of each lung in the chest cavity), and venous return to te heart. Either of these factors can influence cardiopulmonary status and under the right conditions can produce a stress on the heart that results in sympathetic nervous stimulation. This can cause skipped beats/palpitations. ...Read more
Usually not: Generally the two are not related to each other. A murmur is a sound caused by the flow of blood in the heart. In children and young adults, most murmurs are normal sounds ("innocent" murmurs), but some may be caused by problems with the heart. Similarly, most palpitations (feeling the heart beating) are also normal, but they can also be caused by abnormal heart rhythms. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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