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Had heart palpitations and went to ER. potassium was at 3.3 and mildly dehydrated. Bringing my potassium higher will palpitations go away? Will return

Had heart palpitations and went to ER. potassium was at 3.3 and mildly dehydrated. Bringing my potassium higher will palpitations go away? Will return

Potassium: Normalizing your potassium will definitely help. Of course other electrolytes may contribute, too. If the question is if the condition will return you have the answer. Most likely in a similar condition where there is chance to become dehydrated. Make sure that you follow up with your doc following your Er visit. ...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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My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.

My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.

Potassium: levels can be bad for arrhythmia of the heart, with low levels liable to cause more rhythm problems and issues with muscle spasms. At that level K 3.2 it should not be too bad. Eat more bananas and drink more pineapple juice. ...Read more

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Ana positive high titer homogeneous stain.... heart palpitations high bp and pulse. Low potassium. Trace WBC in urine.could kidney n heart b involved?

Ana positive high titer homogeneous stain.... heart palpitations high bp and pulse. Low potassium. Trace WBC in urine.could kidney n heart b involved?

+ ANA test low K: 34 F ? ethnicity :ANA+,hi titer, HBP, heart palp & low potassium (K) takes BCPs. Asks "could kid and heart b involved." ANS: Yes If you have DX of lupus. Consider BCPs as cause of HBP. Lo K is unusual in LE, so with K & HTN need more tests. Would do blood&urine K. If both low then you are not eating enoughK or losing in BM, sweat or vomit. I specialize in this. Recommend get my 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations and diahhrea. I have a heart murmur but I seen the heart doc not to long ago and everything was ok. I did have low potassium level.

Heart palpitations and diahhrea. I have a heart murmur but I seen the heart doc not to long ago and everything was ok. I did have low potassium level.

Restore potassium: Your potassium must be restored to normal before anything else. Additionally your RBC magnesium level needs to be checked and also followed as the magnesium level affects potassium level and both can precipitate arrythmias. The diarrhea probably caused the initially low potassium. Make sure you don't have an infection. Meantime rehydrate with an electrolyte drink to restore fluid and minerals. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations benign?

Are heart palpitations benign?

Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read more

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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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Are heart palpitations dangerous?

Are heart palpitations dangerous?

Depends: There are a variety of palpitations some dangerous some not. I may have just answered another question that could have been yours as well. The cardiologist will look at what arrythmia ( palpitation) you have and that will determine if its dangerous or not. Its important if you are having them to see a cardiologist have a halter to monitor your heart ekg for a few days and find out what you have ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations?

What could cause heart palpitations?

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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What might cause heart palpitations?

What might cause heart palpitations?

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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Possible causes of heart palpitations?

Possible causes of heart palpitations?

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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How can heart palpitations feel like?

How can  heart palpitations feel like?

Rapid heart beat: Rapid heat beating , some times felt in the neck also. There is a throbing artery on you wrist on the thump side. Feel that artery and count the beats for one minute. More than 100 beats per minute is called palpitation. ...Read more

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Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Very unlikely: This is rather unlikely, but can potentially happen, dependent on what the palpitations represent. If the palpitations are the result of a malignant cardiac rhythm, then they can lead to death if left untreated. Also, if they lead to fainting spells, they may lead to accidental deaths (fainting while driving or being in a dangerous situation). ...Read more

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Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Irregular heartbeat: The sensation of palpitation, an awareness of the heart beat, is usually related to the heart beating irregularly, rapidly, and/or more forcefully than normal. At times, patients can get similar sensations in the chest when the heart is beating normally. ...Read more

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Why might someone get heart palpitations?

Why might someone get heart palpitations?

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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What is the meaning of heart palpitations?

Rapid heart beat: Gut irritation can aggravate heart palpitations. When heart beats fast -the sensation a person feels is palpitations. ...Read more

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What was the cause of heart palpitations?

What was the cause of  heart palpitations?

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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What is wrong if I have heart palpitations?

What is wrong if I have heart 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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Please help me? What are heart palpitations?

Please help me? What are heart palpitations?

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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Why could I keep getting heart palpitations?

Why could I keep getting heart palpitations?

Several reasons: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped or extra beats that some people feel. Often palpitations are benign, due to infrequent skipped beats and not related to any heart problem. In others, palpitations can be an indication of a heart condition that requires medical attention. Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake are general steps that anyone with palpitations can take. If it persists see your md. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more