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Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Urgent : chest pain and dizziness and burning sensation. Hist: palps tachycardia hbp?

Urgent : chest pain and dizziness and burning sensation. Hist: palps tachycardia  hbp?

Regular care?: Are you really 18 years old? Do you get regular medical care? Do you have a family history of very early heart disease? It would be very uncommon for an 18 year old female to have angina and cardiac chest pain. It sounds like you need to find a good team of doctors to work with: a primary doctor, a cardiologist, a GI doctor and someone to help with the stress this must be causing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constant racing heartbeats?

Constant racing heartbeats?

It Varies: Racing heartbeats, or palpitations, may come from a wide variety of conditions. Premature atrial (pacs) or ventricular contractions (pvcs) are common. Supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation/flutter, ventricular tachycardia all can cause a rapid pulse. Sometimes just the normal rhythm going faster than normal may cause a sensation of palpitations. ...Read more

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What can cause constant vertigo with intermittent heart palpitations and nausea?

What can cause constant vertigo with intermittent heart palpitations and nausea?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Racing heartbeat. Chest tightness and pain headache?

Racing heartbeat. Chest tightness and pain   headache?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain and high heart rate, some of them benign and some like heart attack and pulmonary embolus very serious. Anxiety is a very common cause. Over the web no way to tell, see your doc. ...Read more

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Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia can cause symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. Talk to your MD about your symptoms. Is your thyroid normal? Why are you on Plaquenil & Methotrexate? Consult with us to help you find the best plan for you. Don't forget diet choices can make you feel fatigue so eat a low inflammatory diet as well. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

It can be signs and: Symptoms of coronary artery disease. If symptoms worse during activities and improve with rest the probability of heart problem increase. Do u have any risk factors? Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and chol, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, kidney problems? Each of the above will increase probability too. Get doctor evaluation asap for a better history and physical. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, tachycardia, nausea, eye pain.

Multiple symptoms: These multiple and diverse symptoms require a consultation and complete evaluation by your physician who will then order appropriate tests to diagnose the causes of these complaints. In addition to blood tests, xrays, ekg, breathing tests, neurology and opthalmology consultations may be needed. ...Read more

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Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Stress reaction : Your symptoms may be related to a heart issue but due to your age and unknown other medical history, this is less likely. There are also many other causes that may produce these symptoms like stress reaction or anxiety. However the latter causes are not serious, thus it is important that if these symptoms persist that you seek out medical attention to further identify the cause. ...Read more

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Intermittent left sided chest pain and pressure?

Intermittent left sided chest pain and pressure?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness,fatigue,palpitations,short of breath. What's happening?

30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness,fatigue,palpitations,short of breath. What's happening?

Symptoms = possibly: related but these are far too complex issues & relationships to be dealt with in such a limited interface as HealthTap. Be aware: (a) you are in charge of your life & health, not others & (b) how the medical industry operates: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW, rarely addressing causes; only treating body symptoms. Plaquenil & methotrexate=typically prescribed for autoimmune problems such as Lupus. God Bless! ...Read more

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24/7 chest pain 6 weeks, near constant tachycardia palpitations shortness of breath past week. Normal ecg, blood, chest xray. Likely anxiety or heart?

24/7 chest pain 6 weeks, near constant tachycardia palpitations shortness of breath past week. Normal ecg, blood, chest xray. Likely anxiety or heart?

Anxiety: Anxiety reaction may well be the cause of your symptoms if hyperthyroidism as well as organic heart disease has been ruled out by your physician and/or cardiologist. Consultation with a psychiatrist for stress management therapy is recommended as treatment for chronic anxiety state. Medication may also be prescribed for a short period. ...Read more

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What's causes palpitations?

What's causes palpitations?

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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Despite chest pain and lightheadness along with skipped beats /fluttering. 3 + reputable cardiologists say my PVCSs racing heart are "benign" true?

Despite chest pain and lightheadness along with skipped beats /fluttering. 3 + reputable cardiologists say my PVCSs racing heart are "benign" true?

Trust your doctors: The question asked is if the arrhythmia or the skipped beats can cause you the chest pain and lightheadedness. If the skipped beats or PVC's are isolated they are not likely to cause ischemia/ chest pain or perfusion abnormalities that may manifest as lightheadedness. Sustained arrhythmias can definitely cause these symptoms, but that does not seem to be your case. Is anxiety a possibility? ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fleeting sensations of chest heaviness? PCP says heart ok.

Can anxiety cause fleeting sensations of chest heaviness? PCP says heart ok.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. One can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e..g, ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please stay w/doc also. ...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