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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 am having severe heart palpitations mostly when I work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity I get drained?

I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when I work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity I get drained?

NEED MONITORING: Palpitations can be a benign effect of poor conditioning or panic/anxiety, worsened by caffeine and other stimulants. They can also be due to an abnormal heart rhythm which needs to be evaluated with an ekg and monitoring, a holter monitor or longer term telemetry. A stress test is helpful in the evaluation. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I'm feeling very anxious and on edge and uneasy and I feel like it's affecting my everyday life. Sometimes it feels if I have to what feels heart palpitations or like flatter in my chest. Nothing specific brings on this feeling it just happens?

I'm feeling very anxious and on edge and uneasy and I feel like it's affecting my everyday life. Sometimes it feels if I have to what feels heart palpitations or like flatter in my chest. Nothing specific brings on this feeling it just happens?

Generalized Anxiety: You may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. You need to see your GP to check a few other things, including Thyroid functions. You may need medication and pscycologist help. Check this link https://adaa. Org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024562 ...Read more

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Why would a 15 year old girl have heart palpitations? She is also extremely fatigued mentally and physically.

Why would a 15 year old girl have heart palpitations? She is also extremely fatigued mentally and physically.

Palpitations?: First, make sure she does. If you feel comfortable checking her pulse. If she really does have palpitations there are some very serious, even life-threatening conditions which can cause this in teen age girls and can cause sudden death. You live in NYC where you have access to some of the finest Pediatric Cardiologists in the world. Get her checked out pronto!! ...Read more

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How long do heart palpitations usually last?

Completely variable!: Depends on the cause and mechanism of the irregular heart beat. May last seconds to days or more. Plus depends on one's sensitivity, i.e., some patients feel every irregular beat, some don't feel any even if sustained. Some causes are intrinsic (diseases) or extrinsic (caffeine, stimulant medications, hormonal, psychological/stress). The latter causes often last shorter if avoided. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if heart palpitations ever go away?

Can you tell me if heart palpitations ever go away?

Palpitations: If it is due to anxiety or electrolyte disturbances it is very easy to treat. If it is from cardiac arrhythmias then you need full work-up and treatment. Predominantly these are treatable. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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

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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What does it mean when you've had heart palpitations for 6 days?

Skipping: Palpitations are sensations in your chest, flipping sensations, most commonly related to the heart beating irregularly, or forcefully, or too fast. If those sensations go on for six days then that is what it means. ...Read more

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Which of my meds could be giving me heart palpitations? Mostly in the morning and at night :/

Which of my meds could be giving me heart palpitations? Mostly in the morning and at night :/

Without having: Any more information, from all the drugs you are using, Isotretinoin will be one that could give you palpitations. An echocardiogram was done and possibly an ekg. If those were negative, the other possibility is anxiety attacks and then drug induced. You need talk to your primary care physician for further evaluation and decision making. ...Read more

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I believe I could be having heart palpitations...they happen quite frequency...is this something of concern?

I believe I could be having heart palpitations...they happen quite frequency...is this something of concern?

Many Causes: Palpitations, or the sensation of your heart racing or skipping beats are one of the most common symptoms I am asked to evaluate as a cardiologist. Fortunately, most turn out to be benign. Appropriate first steps in a work up include a thorough history and physical exam, an EKG, blood work including thyroid panel and possibly Lyme titre if you are at risk, echocardiogram, and ambulatory monitor. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations frequently....whatever activity I'm doing or just relaxing it happens. It doesn't last long but it's scary and seems like i?

I have heart palpitations frequently....whatever activity I'm doing or just relaxing it happens. It doesn't last long but it's scary and seems like i?

Palpitations: There are numerous causes for palpitations. Some are not dangerous, some are of concern. Many can cause similar types of symptoms. The best way to figure this out is by wearing a monitor for a period of time. For people with symptoms every day or 2, a 24-hour or 48 hour Holter monitor would work well. For more sporadic symptoms- a longer monitor such as a 2-week Zio or a 4-week event monitor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if 21 year old has heart palpitations?

What does it mean if 21 year old has heart palpitations?

Evaluation: Palpitations should be evaluated. If related to arrhythmia, there may be medication (s) or procedure (s) that could treat the condition. ...Read more

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Should I be worried? Heart palpitations after and during exercise?

Should I be worried? Heart palpitations after and during exercise?

Palpitations: Palpitations during and after exercise would be a reason to get checked out to see what might be the cause. Most of us don't have them during exercise. ...Read more

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How bad can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopause?

Severe: But, there are other causes of palpitations that may be related to the heart and have nothing to do with hormonal changes. Irregular rhythms of the heart is a major cause of palpitations and they can be serious. See your healthcare provider/cardiologist for an ekg and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between esophegeal spasms and heart palpitations?

How can you tell the difference between esophegeal spasms and heart palpitations?

Feel the pulse: Heart palpitations does not cause the pain in the mid chest like what you would feel with esophageal spasm -- in fact you can not differentiate esophageal or heart cause of angina pectoris or chest pain. ...Read more

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How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

Different: Menopause is different for every woman. Many woman have to get help due to palpitations and other problems. This is when you need a trusted physician. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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