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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

GERD can Cause Palp: The esophagus sits immediately posterior to the heart . Acidic irritation in the esophagus could elicit palpitations by local inflammation and irritation as well as by increasing adrenergic tone because of associated pain and anxiety. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.

These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.

Menstrual flutters: Many things can give a fluttering sensation in the chest, including several heart rhythm issues. Almost all these arrhythmias are benign (not dangerous) but can be annoying. The most common cause of fluttering is pvcs (single extra beats from the bottom chambers). It is common for such arrhythmias to come and go in the menstrual cycle. It is treatable and a heart monitor can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be ?

Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be ?

Symptoms: Your symptoms could be caused by a number of things some physiologic some psychologic. You should get checked out by a doc to evaluate your state. The third heart sound in you could be 'physiologic' or abnormal, another thing to check. ...Read more

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Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Meds/diet: You should be seen by a doctor for this. First, are you sure this is not cardiac? I would want to make sure this is reflux and not cardiac. In the meantime, you can take a medication like Prilosec 20mg twice a day but you should go see a doctor in either case to get evaluated. These are this things you don't want to self treat. ...Read more

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Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Calcium channel: blockers are chief among them. Arguably any can. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?

Can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?

Possible but ...: It's possible ... If the GERD is very painful. Pain stimulates the vagal nerve (ie, heart rate responds to pain). Try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) at least 30 minutes before a meal to prevent this from happening. If this doesn't help, see your doctor - as acid reflux can sometimes mask other conditions. Feel better! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more