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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I am having having palpitations pretty frequently (many times a day...At rest and active) which then cause me to cough. ?

I am having having palpitations pretty frequently (many times a day...At rest and active)  which then cause me to cough. ?

Cardiac arrhythmia : This sounds very much like a cardiac arrhythmia. Also known as an abnormal heartbeat. You need to see your doctor today and have an evaluation including an ekg. Most arrhythmias are benign and nothing to worry about but some are not so and need to be treated. ...Read more

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Chestpain,leftarmpain,leftJawpain,leftlegpain. Some palpitations and cough. Had Every test except angiogram, all normal. What is it?

Chestpain,leftarmpain,leftJawpain,leftlegpain. Some palpitations and cough. Had Every test except angiogram, all normal. What is it?

Unknown: Can't answer without more info.. Sounds like a cardiac problem, sounds like you've seen a cardiologist. Start there, and insist on some answers. The doctors you are seeing have the results of the tests.. we do not.. Best Wishes ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

Arrhythmia : Sometimes skipped heart beats knows as premature ventricular or atrial contractions (pvc, pac) cause these symptoms, these are benign. There other causes of palpitations like a supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia, these are more serious and should be investigated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor and get a holter monitor to find put what is causing them. ...Read more

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Had a dry cough for 20 days. I've tried several meds that contain dextromethorphan but not much help. I even hv palpitation/ SVT when taking it. Help?

Had a dry cough for 20 days. I've tried several meds that contain dextromethorphan but not much help. I even hv palpitation/ SVT when taking it. Help?

Bronchospasm: You may have bronchospasm which would respond to selective bronchodilators by prescription (selective so as to not worsen your palpiations). A short tapering steroid course may be beneficial. You may have underlying bronchial infection. Sometimes an antibiotic is necessary. You should have futher consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have palpitations , shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened . End Botox

I have palpitations , shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened . End Botox

Stop the botox: Sounds like you are having classic side effects to botox. The shortness of breath however can signify a dangerous complication whereby the botox can enter the blood stream and travel to other places like the heart, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Chest pain palpitations feeling like you have to cough because of it. Could be esophagus spasms? Arythmyia? Have mild gastritis get pain after eat too

Chest pain palpitations feeling like you have to cough because of it. Could be esophagus spasms? Arythmyia? Have mild gastritis get pain after eat too

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information if it is severe or persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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. John Landi
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more