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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
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
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
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
Can anxiety cause palpitations? Almost a feeling like I have an irregular heartbeat which causes more worry, which cause more palpitations? A cycle
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
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
Palpitations shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat can this be caused by irratation of the vagus nerve I also always feel bloated n have gerd?
Atrial fibrillation: May be present. ..See your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
My nephew 16 years old felt heart palpitations and at first his BP was 170/130 and had irregular heartbeat symbol then it went down to 134/82?
These are not normal: Findings. Your nephew should be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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?
Had mild anorexia for about a year (aged 22 at the time). Could I have caused irregular heartbeat? Or do issues resolve when you start eating proper?
No: No direct correlation, I would focus more on your overall health now ...Read more
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?
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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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
I have an irregular heartbeat, no appetite and faint regularly, can you suggest what it might be?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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