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Should I Be Concerned With A Heart Flutter
Not yet: The sensation of palpitations oftentimes can mean a number of things. Usually in healthy persons it can mean your blood pressure rises and you feel your pulse. Other occasions it can represent an increase in your heart rate. This is abnormal only if heart rates or blood pressures become severely elevated. Monitor your symptoms and see a doctor. They can help identify a problem if it exists. ...Read more
May be: You are 49 , you better check with your pcp, ekg might be in order. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia is a rhythm disturbance, or an abnormal beating of the heart. It can be fast or slow. Other symptoms such as lightheadedness or passing out, or chest pain are concerning and should be addressed by your doctor. In addition, some arrhythmias are associated with an increased stroke risk and you may need to take meds to prevent that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the type of heartbeat. Please see a cardiologist. ...Read more
Sometimes i feel a sort of flutter as a heart beat.. Is this a palpitation? Should i be concerned also i'm 3mth pregnant if that changes anything..
Need more info: The best way to diagnose palpitations is to record them. Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear which will allow your heart rhythm to be recorded. The recorded rhythm during your symptoms will be very helpful in getting to the bottom of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Electrocardiogram (ekg) and the results where abnormal so now I have to go with a cardiologist, I'm very nervous, should I be concerned?
Specific findings?: Hard to say with out specific ECG findings, Computer generated reads prior to a cardiologist overread can be often wrong or overcalls, hence it should be read by a cardiologist. I see abnormal ECG consults in my office every week that simply require a correct interpretation of the previous ECG. I would wait until you hear what the cardiologist has to say, tough to answer the question. ...Read more
My doctors said I may be at risk for a heart murmur. How would you tell if you had a heart murmur or not beforehand?
Stethoscope: A heart murmur is a sound your doctor hears with s stethoscope during your physical exam. You either have one, or you don't. Many heart murmurs are harmless, just the normal sound of heart flowing through your heart. Some may indicate pathology, such as a narrowed or leaking valve. An echocardiogram is a good way to tell the significance of a cardiac murmur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i worry if i'm constantly having an increase in heart rate and chest pain? Could it be deadly or will i be fine.
No: You never said how fast.If it's less than 100/min,it's unlikely to be an issue. ...Read more
I have had really abnormal heart pounding feelings and an ekg the doctor did said I have PVC's. Is this dangerous or something I should worry about?
Holter monitor: i would recommend a holter monitor to check your heart beats for 24 hours to make sure of the diagnosis and if this abnormal heart beats give symptoms you should follow up with cardiologist to have it treated to make you feels better as their is a specialized cardiologist in abnormal heart beats ...Read more
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