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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
75 Doctors shared insights

Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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Is it normal to have heart palpitations after menopause?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations after menopause?

Fairly common.: Hormonal changes can cause premature beats and runs of rapid beating. If they continue to recur, they merit a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including an EKG, complete history, physical exam and blood tests, including tests for anemia, kidney function and thyroid function. Treatment with beta blockers and other drugs can help whether there's another cause or simply hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

No: You should see a cardiologist to evaluate these episodes of palpitations. This could be a manifestation of your thyroid disease but you should get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart palpitations that is relived by burping while having the flu? I've had chills with no fever at night as well.

Is it normal to have heart palpitations that is relived by burping while having the flu? I've had chills with no fever at night as well.

Influenza: If you have influenza as diagnosed by specific testing, this is a recognised cause of myocarditis, and can lead to significant impairment of cardiac function and mortality. Other viral causes of an influenza-like illness can also be responsible for cardiomyopathy. Strongly suggest you see a doctor and get fully evaluated and tested. Good news is that complete recovery is the rule. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety. Recently went to ER w/chest pains. Lab work, XRay, and nuclear stress test all came back normal. Still have heart palpitations. Why?

I have health anxiety. Recently went to ER w/chest pains. Lab work, XRay, and nuclear stress test all came back normal. Still have heart palpitations. Why?

Sounds like you have: An anxiety disorder. Please see your doc for a check up and then a mental health professional who can help you deal w/this. Anxiety can express itself in many ways. Irrational health fears are but one. Peace and good health. Clinical hypnosis can be useful. See www. Asch. Net for referrals. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. ...Read more

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Blood tests and ECG were normal but I still have heart palpitations. I've stayed away from caffeine but they won't stop. What could it be from??

Blood tests and ECG were normal but I still have heart palpitations. I've stayed away from caffeine but they won't stop. What could it be from??

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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Is it normal to have increased anxiety and heart palpitations a couple of days before your period? I'm 18 and I get this every time. Taking Depakote

Is it normal to have increased anxiety and heart palpitations a couple of days before your period? I'm 18 and I get this every time. Taking Depakote

Intriguing: Late teenage female experiences ongoing anxiety & panic attacks on days of menses; she might study Hypermobitity Syndrome & dysautonomia. At each menses female body releases Relaxin, an hormone causal of cartilage & joint ligament tissue laxities. Mitral valve prolapse, w. floppy cartilaginous valve, is "signature" panic-attack symptom. P.O.T.S. is an extraordinary panic attack w. fainting, etc. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read more

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How does heart palpitations normally feel like?

How does heart palpitations normally feel like?

Jump: Feel like a sack of worms under your chest and or episodes of jumps at the center of the chest. ...Read more

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How to stop heart palpitations? Is this normal?

How to stop heart palpitations? Is this normal?

No See your doctor: There are many causes of heart palpitations, some serious. Please see your healthcare provider / cardiologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you stop heart palpitations/is this normal?

Rest: While exercising, palpitation is normal. If it comes while you are resting, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you wake up with heart palpitations? Is this normal?

Yes: Palpitations in the morning is not uncommon. The body is gearing up for the day and catacholamines are on the rise to prepare you for the day. The GERD can also do this. While lying flat reflux of acid irritates the esophagus and causes palptitations. A holter, echo, upper GI all can help determine causes. ...Read more

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Is it true that daily heart palpitations are normal to have?

Is it true that daily heart palpitations are normal to have?

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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When does heart palpitations become something to worry about? How frequent is normal?

When does heart palpitations become something to worry about? How frequent is normal?

Heart palpitations: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, heart palpitations is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted. Rec.: see your PCP for further investigation and possible referral to cardiologist. Take care.
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What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

Palpitations: You need to get an ekg, holter, event monitor and loop recorder in sequence to diagnose cause of your palpitations. If everything is normal, then it simply anxiety disorder. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 28 yr old with no known medical conditions to have random heart palpitations? Is it a bad sign?

Is it normal for a 28 yr old with no known medical conditions to have random heart palpitations? Is it a bad sign?

Very common: Palpitation may be very common at your age group and may not necessarily indicate a real heart problem. Despite this, if they are very frequent, it could be related to a very benign cardiac arrythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) which can easily be treated. It maybe advisable to see someone if they are very frequent ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience heart palpitations while masturbating?

Is it normal to experience heart palpitations while masturbating?

Maybe?: Let's assume that this question is serious for the moment. The next logical question would be whether palpitations also occur with other types of exertion. If so, it's possible that you have a supraventricular tachycardia. If these palpitations only occur while masturbating, I wouldn't worry too much. There aren't a whole lot of (any) arrhythmias that occur only with this particular activity. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations normal, with worrying and too much caffeine?

Are heart palpitations normal, with worrying and too much caffeine?

Potentially: Palpitations may be nothing to worry about but you need to see someone to make sure everything checks out ok. ...Read more

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What can you do to make the distinction between normal awareness of heart beat and heart palpitations?

What can you do to make the distinction between normal awareness of heart beat and heart palpitations?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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How many heart palpitations can I have a day that's still considered normal? I'm already on propranolol.

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Depends on what kind: Palpitation can be due to a heightened normal body response response to a situation or to an abnormal or so called ectopic rhythm. If yours is cause by the latter, once a day is one day too many. If it is the former your doctor may want to look for other things such as mental or other medical conditions including anemia, thyroid etc ...Read more

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Heart palpitations that go to your head or makes head throb? I had my heart checked all is pretty much normal but I still get this now and then

Heart palpitations that go to your head or makes head throb? I had my heart checked all is pretty much normal but I still get this now and then

Seek a cardiologist: You will need to see a cardiologist in person so that your heart rhythm can be assessed. Starting with an ekg and possibly an home monitor such as a holter monitor (24-48hrs) an event monitor (up to 30 days) or in extreme cases a surgically implantable loop recorder (2-3years) as the palpitation may come and go and rarely are "caught" while in the doctors office. ...Read more

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I've been to ER 6 x already pertaining to heart palpitations, but everything is always normal. I'm now having them again. Should I go back to er?

I would go to: The er or, at least, consult with a primary care doctor or cardiologist. You probably need a holter monitor study. Also, maybe an anxiolytic agent if they don't find any arrhythmia on your ekg. ...Read more

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I have benign heart palpitations. Usually feels like a skipped beat, but sometimes it feels like a quick painful 'hammer' sensation. Is this normal?

I have benign heart palpitations. Usually feels like a skipped beat, but sometimes it feels like a quick painful 'hammer' sensation. Is this normal?

Palpitations: Absent structural or function Heart disease chronic palpitations are generally benign with respect to mortality; a change in symptom pattern needs reassessment ...Read more

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I started having random but frequent heart palpitations about 4 weeks into taking citalopram. Is this normal?

I started having random but frequent heart palpitations about 4 weeks into taking citalopram. Is this normal?

Citalopram effects: I understand your distress.
Side effect of Citalopram can be heart palpitations and other cardio-vascular effects.

See your Physician and Psychiatrist for
• Diagnosis of Depression
• Diagnosis of cardiac condition if any
• Monitoring Palpitations and condition
• Breathing Relaxation
• Therapy for stresses in your life, to develop coping skills ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
677 Doctors shared insights

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