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Is Irregular Heartbeat And Palpitations Hereditary?

Is Irregular Heartbeat And Palpitations Hereditary?

Hereditary: Yes and no;there are many cardiac conditions with a genetic component which include rhythm disturbances, there are also heritable disorders of cardiac electrophysiology;in any given case thus the specifics matter with respect to heritability factors ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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I noticed I have irregular heartbeat, and palpitations!? What should I do?

Cardiac workup: Guess you need a cardiac evaluation! (EKG, chest x-ray, echocardiogram, treadmill stress test, 24 hour Holter recording, electrolytes, thyroid function - for starters). ...Read more

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Is palpitation the same as an irregular heartbeat too?

Is palpitation the same as an irregular heartbeat too?

Not exactly: Palpitations usually describe an awareness of ones heart beat. Sometimes people are aware of a normal but more rapid heart beat, sometimes extra beats are the cause and in some, ongoing irregularity of the heart beat (most common example atrial fibrillation) may be the cause. ...Read more

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What body parts are affected by palpitation or irregular heartbeat?

What body parts are affected by palpitation or irregular heartbeat?

Usually, none.: Irregular heartbeats usually only affect, well, the heart. It is a very rare rhythm disorder that is fast enough, and sustained for a long enough time, that one develops a profound drop in blood pressure. Only in these cases do you have compromise of other body parts (e.g. Fainting from brain hypoperfusion, or kidney dysfunction from low output). ...Read more

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I've had irregular heartbeat/palpitations for years but this feels different. Brief episodes of intense rhythmic pain in my heart. What could this be?

I've had irregular heartbeat/palpitations for years but this feels different. Brief episodes of intense rhythmic pain in my heart. What could this be?

Need a monitor: Your symptoms are most likely related to an irregularity in the heart (cardiac) rhythm. The kind of symptom complex you describe may be associated with a benign cardiac rhythm disturbance, like single premature beats, but it may also be associated with a more significant arrhythmia. A 24 hour cardiac monitor would be helpful in determining the cause of your spells. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious and Irregular heartbeat. What should I do?

I am experiencing heart palpitations (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious and Irregular heartbeat. What should I do?

Panic attacks: You are likely having panic attacks. Please see a psychologist who uses actuarial personality testing. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second Edition computerized test report will compare you with thousands and give a sensitive specific or accurate precise diagnosis of your challenge so it can be treated with medication and cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Is Long QT condition inherited or can be acquired? I've had 2 times in the past episodes of very fast, irregular heartbeat. Tests ok, no holter test.

Is Long QT condition inherited or can be acquired? I've had 2 times in the past episodes of very fast, irregular heartbeat. Tests ok, no holter test.

NothingOnTheQ-THere: Yes, it can be inherited and yes, it can be acquired (several medications can do it). I'm assuming that one of the "tests" you had was an EKG (test of the heart's electrical conduction system; they attach you to a bunch of wires and the result looks like a bunch of squiggly lines on graph paper). The EKG would tell you if the Q-T is too long. The Holter would be a good idea too, whatever the Q-T. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have irregular heartbeat?

Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an irregular heartbeat?

Irreg heart beat: Hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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Power plates with an irregular heartbeat, should I be concerned?

Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more

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Can I take laxative with irregular heartbeat?

Can I take laxative with irregular heartbeat?

Yes: Most likely, but it would be best to call the pharmacy with the exact name of the laxative and the exact type of irregular heart beat that you have just to be sure that there are no contraindications to using them together. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Serious issue: You should not have an irregular heartbeat after exercise and this warrants urgent medical attention. This type of heartbeat can lead to clots and strokes if not properly treated. See a physician immediately for this condition. ...Read more

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I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

Atrial fibrillation: Irregilarly irregular heart rhythms tend to imply atrial fibrillation, which shoud be evaluated by a cardiologist. These can occur in the context of valvular leaking (regurgitation). Other causes include thyroid problems, alcohol or stimulant exposure, cardiac enlargement, sleep apnea, extreme physiologic stress. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing constant bladder pressure and irregular heartbeat, what do I do?

I'm experiencing constant bladder pressure and irregular heartbeat, what do I do?

Unrelated: Those symptoms are not likely to be related in any way. You have 2 separate issues. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?

I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?

Low risk surgery: Irregular heart rhythm does not increase the risk of surgery as long as you do not have heart failure. If you are on a blood thinner it will need to be suspended for 5 days. Gall bladder surgery done by laparoscopy is a low risk surgery and is generally safe even for people with more significant heart disease than you. Good luck with surgery! ...Read more

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I find that cumin helps me when I have an irregular heartbeat. (i mix two full teaspoons in hot water) is there any evidence for it?

Cumin: Cumin is a spice that is reported to reduce hypoglycemia, assist upset stomach and loose stools ; it contains magnesium ; iron. In researching this I have not seen it used medicinally for arythmias. ...Read more

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I feel as though I have an irregular heartbeat. I've had 3 ekgs in past few months--they were irregular yet the doctors aren't concerned. Advice?

I feel as though I have an irregular heartbeat. I've had 3 ekgs in past few months--they were irregular yet the doctors aren't concerned. Advice?

Irregular ECG: Having an irregular ECG may be normal such as a sinus arrhythmia. However having an irregular heart rhythm may be far more serious like atrial fibrillation or svt. You need to find out what specific type of irregular heart beat you have. ...Read more

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Omron BP meter showed up irregular heartbeat sign for the first time. However, there was no sign on the next measurements. Should I mention it to a doc?

Omron BP meter showed up irregular heartbeat sign for the first time. However, there was no sign on the next measurements. Should I mention it to a doc?

You may: If you have ready access to a doctor, by all means, mention it. If not, you may watch and wait and contact a doctor if you have any symptoms.
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How come I get irregular heartbeat when im relaxed?

Heart abnormality: You may have a section of your heart that is malfunctioning and causing an irregular heartbeat. This is true with atrial fibrillation which is what you may be experiencing. Please see a doctor because untreated it can cause serious issues like blood clots. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is considered an irregular heartbeat?

Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more

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How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day

How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day

Need medical evaluat: If your pulse is irregular you need to have a medical examination by your pCP. An Electro-cardiogram (EKG) is the best way to start getting a handle over it. Often we need to do a Holter monitoring which records your heart's rhythem over 24 hours or longer. This may be a better test if the EKG is normal. It is not uncommon to have extra heart beats (Ectopics) if yu drink coffee/coke excessively ...Read more

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Sometimes think I forget to breath and this is followed my an irregular heartbeat it happens everyday & I dony know how to tell mygp she doesn't liste?

Mental health: First, you are the consumer. If you want a new gp then go for it. But, it is impossible to forget to breathe. You are experiencing something else. ...Read more

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Can I take simethicone with irregular heartbeat?

Should not be prob.: Would not expect simethicone to interact with the heartbeat. ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat, tiring quickly. When should I see a doctor?

When you can: Irregularity of your heartbeat, blondy73, and fatigue aren't necessarily related and aren't necessarily serious but you should see your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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What can I do if I suffer from atrial fibrilation (irregular heartbeat)?

You need to see MD: You have to be seen and followed up with your doctor or a cardiologist. After evaluation and ekg you will be placed on some meds and will need close follow up and may be blood tests if you are on Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent stroke. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I'm a male 24 yrs old. I just noticed that I have irregular heartbeat somethime?

Hello doctor I'm a male 24 yrs old. I just noticed that I have irregular heartbeat somethime?

See your doctor: This may be a sign of a problem that needs to be managed. You can start with your primary care doctor, who may refer you to a cardiologist. Good luck with this; hopefully, it is not serious.... ...Read more

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What are some signs that I should go to the ER with an irregular heartbeat rather than wait and go to the drs. Office?

Irregular beats: If you are experiencing chest pain and/or shortness of breath associated with the irregular beats you should go to the ER. But having irregular beats is enough for you to visit your physician to identify the cause and seek treatment to get it back to the normal rhythm. ...Read more

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How to treat irregular heartbeat (twice the regular beat)? happens when exercising, have a feeling that I will faint. If holding breath goes away..

How to treat irregular heartbeat (twice the regular beat)? happens when exercising, have a feeling that I will faint. If holding breath goes away..

See your doctor: For an ECG. If normal ghen a treadmill tolerance test is in oder. Can't determine from youf description but nog a normal response to exercise in a 24 year old ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more

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I have problems with anxiety and irregular heartbeat when I use decongestants containing phenylephrine, is there anything else I could take? I really need help.

Congestion: Your best bet may be a nasal steroid, a few varieties of which are available over-the-counter. As well, you can try an antihistamine, although some can be sedating. Two concerns, though: (1) with your sore throat, you may have an infection and (2) on phenylephrine your heart rate should increase but should not become irregular - has this been investigated? ...Read more

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Since two days I have irregular heartbeat, now I started to have pain in my heart specially get more intense when I move or lift since two days I have irregular heartbeat, now I started to have pain in my heart specially get more intense when I move or li

Since two days I have irregular heartbeat, now I started to have pain in my heart specially get more intense when I move or lift since two days I have irregular heartbeat, now I started to have pain in my heart specially get more intense when I move or li

This: This could be symptom of coronary heart disease. You should see a cardiologist for evaluation, which could include a stress test. Pain at rest is very worrying, and if this occurs you should go directly to a hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Oftentimes I feel something like an irregular heartbeat under my right breast, what is it?

Palpitations? Spasm?: This could be an irregular heart beat or muscle spasm. They are quite different in their treatment and prognosis. It is difficult to assess online and is best treated by a physician who may suggest a cardiac mo it or be worn for several days for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a BP of 115/64 and an irregular heartbeat. Feeling naseous and lightheaded. Should I see a doctor?

I have a BP of 115/64 and an irregular heartbeat. Feeling naseous and lightheaded. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Your blood pressure is normal but if you persist with the sensations of nausea, palpitations and lightheadedness you definitely need to see a doctor. ...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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more