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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Fast breathing & fast heart beats when running, walking or doing any sport.

Fast breathing & fast heart beats when running, walking or doing any sport.

Could be normal.: It could be normal for your heart rate and respiratory rate to increase significantly during exercise and for a little while after you stop exercising. As long as your HR and RR return to normal shortly after stopping sport, then it’s probably fine. ...Read more

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Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestants etc ...Read more

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Vomiting tightness in throat and fast heart beat?

Vomiting tightness in throat and fast heart beat?

Are you feverish?: Are you having flu like symptoms? Go to see a primary care doctor asap... ...Read more

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What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more

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Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests. Any ideas?

Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests.  Any ideas?

Maybe OSA?: People with undiagnosed sleep apnea can have slow heart rates with pvcs paroxysm of atrial fibrillation etc a sleep study may be just the test to see what and why your having nighttime palpitations. ...Read more

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Quick heart rate and a heart murmur?

Quick heart rate and a heart murmur?

Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these ...Read more

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Can stress cause a fast heart rate and the heart to skip beats?

Can stress cause a fast heart rate and the heart to skip beats?

Yes: Stress leads to adrenaline release which increases heart rate and can contribute to premature beats. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

See your doctor: A rapid heart rate could be a sign of heart disease. See your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

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Heart beats slow and hard when standing up, then beats fast?

Heart beats slow and hard when standing up, then beats fast?

Normal: This is a normal physiologic response as the blood tends to move toward your feet when you stand up. Your heart compensates by increasing the strength of the contraction and/or increasing the heart rate. If it is uncomfortable or you experience lightheadedness it may indicate that you are a little dehydrated. ...Read more

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Slow heart beat and palpitations off my estrogen. Why?

Slow heart beat and palpitations off my estrogen. Why?

Several reasons: This type of presentation may not be from stopping your hormone. See a primary care physician to rule out the other causes for palpitations. Some are significant. ...Read more

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My heart beats too slow and too fast sometimes?

My heart beats too slow and too fast sometimes?

Brady/tachy: Several medications, drugs, such as caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, etc. all have the potential to cause heart rate issues. Some people can get irregular rhythms form stress. You should get your hear rate issues assessed and a Holter monitor may be helpful in diagnosing what your underlying issue is. Best wishes. ...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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Can pvcs cause fast heart rate while drinking?

Can pvcs cause fast heart rate while drinking?

Not necessarily: Pvc (extra heart beats coming from the bottom chambers of the heart) can be felt as palpitations, may lead to shortness of breath and dizziness. These symptoms don't have a relation with eating or drinking. ...Read more

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What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

Trick Question?: Well... If you just finished exercise at 70% pmhr, your hr is... (drumroll)... 70% pmhr. Now if you're asking about recovery, hr will generally decline to 50% pmhr within 5 minutes for most people, though it depends heavily on whether you had an anaerobic component in there too. ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat and pain in chest and arm.

Rapid heart beat and pain in chest and arm.

Seek help right away: You did not provide much information, but if these symptoms just started today and you have not been evaluated for them before, i encourage you to go to your nearest er for proper evaluation with ECG and possibly a stress test to make sure you are not having a heart attack or other heart ischemia. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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
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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