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Why could I keep getting heart palpitations?

Why could I keep getting heart palpitations?

Several reasons: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped or extra beats that some people feel. Often palpitations are benign, due to infrequent skipped beats and not related to any heart problem. In others, palpitations can be an indication of a heart condition that requires medical attention. Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake are general steps that anyone with palpitations can take. If it persists see your md. ...Read more

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Keep going dizzy and heart flutters?

Keep going dizzy and heart flutters?

Rhythm : Sounds like its possible you are having a rhythm problem. See a doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been getting heart palpitations everyday?

I have been getting heart palpitations everyday?

Needs evaluation: A good evaluation by your doctor, can understand the types of palpitations and identify rare, but dangerous associated conditions. Most palpitations are a result of stress, disrupted sleep, caffeine, certain foods, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, over-the-counter and prescription dietary supplements or medications (especially stimulants), and environmental/work place causes. ...Read more

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Why am I skipping heart beats with deep breaths?

Why am I skipping heart beats with deep breaths?

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

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Occasionally get anxiety but lately i keep waking up with heart beating fast and anxious feeling for no reason. Am i subconsciously anxious?

Occasionally get anxiety but lately i keep waking up with heart beating fast and anxious feeling for no reason. Am i subconsciously anxious?

Diagnosis: is needed. Anxiety may be the issue or part of the issue. There may also be something medical happening like thyroid imbalance or other hormones. Please see your doc. He/she can test, diagnose, etc. If anxiety is a major factor, a mental health professional can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why am i getting heart palpatations only at night?

Why am i getting heart palpatations only at night?

Less distractions : There are certain types of arrhythmias that occur when the heart slows down - vagotonically mediated. These are unusual. More commonly people notice palpitations at night because there are less distraction. You may be having an irregular heart even during the day. You should see you pcp soon. ...Read more

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My heart thoroughly investigated- fine. But frequent PVCs/palps and fast resting heart 90-110bmp. How at risk am I for sudden cardiac death?

My heart thoroughly investigated- fine. But frequent PVCs/palps and fast resting heart 90-110bmp. How at risk am I for sudden cardiac death?

Low risk: If your heart has been checked and is fine your risk is very low. Heart disease is rare in women under 30. The frequent PVCs and palpitations do not increase your risk, but can be annoying. Try to ignore them ...Read more

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My heart keeps skipping beats? Do I need an ecg?

My heart keeps skipping beats? Do I need an ecg?

Yes: An ECG is a simple, easily accessible and reliable test to diagnose problems with your heart rhythm. Many perfectly healthy people experience "skipped" beats (which in reality are usually "extra" beats) or a fluttering sensation in the chest at one time or another but this should not be a reason to not obtain a medical opinion as to the nature of your sensations. ...Read more

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I feel really dizzy after meals and i have this heart beating race and shortness of breath?

I feel really dizzy after meals and i have this heart beating race and shortness of breath?

Dizzy : Sounds like you need to be checked by s doc, you maybe having an exaggerated insulin response or There could be other reasons ...Read more

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I get feeling of skipped beat and fast beat (palpitations)in my neck artery when I have acid reflux or been drinking. I Have constant reflux. Normal ?

I get feeling of skipped beat and fast beat (palpitations)in my neck artery when I have acid reflux or been drinking. I Have constant reflux. Normal ?

No: Constant reflux is not normal. Although everybody experiences some degree of reflux it is usually minimal. If it is causing significant symptoms and affecting the quality of your life you should see your physician regarding the symptoms and have an examination. Often over-the-counter medications will control the reflux symptoms ...Read more

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I am 20 yrs old and I keep noticing my heart beat feels like a sudden "thud" its becoming more frequent... Resting heartrate is also on the fast side?

I am 20 yrs old and I keep noticing my heart beat feels like a sudden "thud" its becoming more frequent... Resting heartrate is also on the fast side?

PACs or PVCs: Extra heartbeats that come from outside the heart's normal electrical system can cause a sensation of skipped or strong heartbeats. These can come from the top chambers of the heart (atrium, premature atrial contractions, pacs) or the bottom chambers (ventricles, premature ventricular contractions, pvcs). Wearing a heart monitor can help determine if this is happening, it is usually not serious. ...Read more

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Been having heart palpitations skipped heart beats for the past 5 hrs on and off?Was stressed out earlier but now feel calm but having palpitations!?

Been having heart palpitations skipped heart beats for the past 5 hrs on and off?Was stressed out earlier but now feel calm but having palpitations!?

Palpitations: The feeling of skipping or racing heart beats can be quite distressing. Sometimes it is related to easily identified causes, like excess caffeine from coffee, tea, energy drinks, sodas. But if you have a long history of them you should see your doctor for blood tests, ecg, echocardiogram, and perhaps further testing with an event monitor and a cardiology evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep having feelings like my heart is thumping out of my chest and i struggle breathing it keeps happening at night?

I keep having feelings like my heart is thumping  out of my chest and i struggle breathing it keeps happening at night?

24 hour recording: A simple 24 hour recording of your heart rhythm ("holter monitor") will provide an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms which will lead to targeted treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart murmurs? Sometimes i feel my heart flutter/beat really fast. Ekg last yr said heart was fine. I have anxiety too. Heart problems?

Symptoms of heart murmurs? Sometimes i feel my heart flutter/beat really fast. Ekg last yr said heart was fine. I have anxiety too. Heart problems?

Echo: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them. You may have anxiety underlying. ...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. Im seeing a heart doctor soon

Why do I keep getting small pericardial effusions?  Also why do they cause shortness off breath and heart palpitations.  Im 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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Do I have an abnormal heart rhythm? I have been having irregular heart beats, whenever i stand up my heartbeat fastens. Is my heart normal?

Do I have an abnormal heart rhythm? I have been having irregular heart beats, whenever i stand up my heartbeat fastens. Is my heart normal?

Good question: When anyone stands up, their heart rate quickens - that part is normal. Regarding your irregular heart beat: the most important factor in determining if it's dangerous to you or not is whether or not your heart is normal. So your question is right at the "heart" of the matter! you need an evaluation with history, exam, ekg, echo, blood work, and possibly a stress test. ...Read more

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Im tired, my heart is beating irregularly and I am dizzy?

Im tired, my heart is beating irregularly and I am dizzy?

Call a doctor: The combination of fatigue, irregular heart beat, and dizziness can be concearning. You will likely need an EKG and blood work. You need to notify your doctor of your symptoms immediately, or be seen at th er. ...Read more

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