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I had untreated scarlet fever when I was a child. I have had heart palpitations and I suffer from joint pain all the time. How do I know it's from SF?

I had untreated scarlet fever when I was a child. I have had heart palpitations and I suffer from joint pain all the time. How do I know it's from SF?

Characteristic echo: An echocardiogram can easily diagnose the type of damage Scarlett fever causes, even many decades later. Generally, a single bout doesn't cause heart damage, but multiple bouts can. Regardless, an echo is indicated to evaluate your palpitations, regardless of cause, so that's a good starting place. SF causes joint pain during the infection, but not years later. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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I'm a teen with heart palpitations. Scaring me. Please help?

I'm a teen with heart palpitations. Scaring me. Please help?

Palpitations: Many things can cause palpitations, but in young people it can often be related to ingestion of stimulants like caffeine in energy drinks, appetite suppressants, stimulant meds (such as add meds), and illicit substances. Other considerations are anemia, thyroid disorder, electrolyte problems. Less commonly a cardiac problem may be present. Obtain an exam with your physician to start. ...Read more

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I had a baby 5 weeks ago and started experiencing heart palpitations.

I had a baby 5 weeks ago and started experiencing heart palpitations.

See your doctor: Usually palpitations are benign, but occasionally they are not. A heart monitor may be helpful in making the diagnosis. There is a rare condition that can occur after pregnancy that should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Right after I had my baby 2yr ago, within the first 2 weeks I had heart palpitations. Could I have had peripartum cardiomyopathy? Can it just disappea

Right after I had my baby 2yr ago, within the first 2 weeks I had heart palpitations. Could I have had peripartum cardiomyopathy? Can it just disappea

Not uncommon: Occasional heart palpitations are actually quite common in young healthy women, and usually do not signal underlying cardiac conditions as long as brief and infrequent. It's not likely to be cardiomyopathy, as you most likely would have had other symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain or tightness. If you have persistent symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations. Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before

I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations. Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before

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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I have OCD and heart palpitations often. I plan for a baby but am worried although I've had heart monitors and ECG all normal. I'm still scared. Help.

I have OCD and heart palpitations often. I plan for a baby but am worried although I've had heart monitors and ECG all normal. I'm still scared. Help.

Consider talking to: A therapist. Learn some relaxation techniques, hypnosis can be used to help you prepare for natural childbirth as well. Take care of yourself since you will soon be responsible for an infant. Learning ways to calm yourself and your anxiety will help you be better able to calm your baby. Feel free to ask additional questions. ...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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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease, anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Heart rhythm: Irregularities of the heart rhythm cause palpitations. Everyone has them sometimes. If you're bothered by them, seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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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 heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations inherited?

Are heart palpitations inherited?

Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause heart palpitations?

What can cause 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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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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Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

Yes: Yes they can be, but most are benign. You should see a doctor about them to determine if they are dangerous or not. ...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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How can you stop heart palpitations?

How can you stop heart palpitations?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...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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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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What are signs of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations are an awareness of your heart beating, since most of the time we are not aware of our heart. This can be due to a fast heart rate, a slow heart rate, or an irregular heart rate. This can also happen in times of stress or anxiety. There really isn't a good way to diagnose it but they are usually benign if your heart is structurally normal. Would discuss with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations past week non stop?

Go see your Dr: Right away or go to urgent care and get checked for arrhythmia, thyroid condition etc. Cut down on soda, ccaffeine intake. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-palpitations/ds01139. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...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 robaxacet cause heart palpitations?

Can robaxacet cause heart palpitations?

Not likely: Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, urticaria, pruritus, rash, conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, blurred vision, headache, fever, seizures, syncope, flushing are known side effects. ...Read more

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How can I calm down heart palpitations?

How can I calm down heart palpitations?

Meds or relaxation: Depends on the type of palps you have. Please see a cardiologist! ...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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How can I stop having heart palpitations?

How can I stop having heart palpitations?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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How do I make heart palpitations go away?

How do I make heart palpitations go away?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...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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How much time do heart palpitations last?

How much time do heart palpitations last?

Secs to days: Seconds to days, depends upon what is going on. Technically the definition of palpitations is "awareness of the heart beat". often due to a "not normal" heart beat or arrhythmia of some sort, but sometimes general anxiety cause heighten awareness of the heart beat. ...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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Can exercise help ease heart palpitations?

Depends on cause!: Regular exercise decreases circulating catecholamines, which increase the risk of common palpitations. But there are some types, where exercise should pose a danger. I would recommend a hoter monitor test to decide if it is a pat vs pvc!
talk to doc! ...Read more

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Hello can one die from heart palpitations?

Hello can one die from heart palpitations?

Rarely: There are very dangerous heart rhythms that might cause symptoms like palpitations when they occur. So the heart palpitation is the symptom however the cause of the heart palpitation, very rarely, might be fatal.

In most cases, heart palpitations are quite benign. ...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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Can eating make heart palpitations subside?

Palpitations: Not necessarily and in fact depending on what you eat may actually worsen. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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