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Doctor insights on: Thumping Or Fluttering Heart Beat Directly Related To Lupus

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Hello can ectopic heart beat lead to vf or other heart proplems?

Hello can ectopic heart beat lead to vf or other heart proplems?

Very rarely: We never say never in medicine. But single ectopic beats in people with an otherwise normal heart are usually benign. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Can waking up startled with a racing heart beat give you a heart attack or cardiac arrest? (awful feeling ex: alarm goes off=boom heart jumps) :(

Can waking up startled with a racing heart beat give you a heart attack or cardiac arrest? (awful feeling ex: alarm goes off=boom heart jumps) :(

Not in your case: In the absence of advanced heart disease it would be extremely rare. In a young female with no cardiac risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking) not a problem. Try a clock radio with gentle music. ...Read more

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Does an anxiety attack make you feel like you're having a heart attack? Numbness in the hands & feet. Fast heart beat. Loss of breath

Does an anxiety attack make you feel like you're having a heart attack? Numbness in the hands & feet. Fast heart beat. Loss of breath

Anxiety: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks can feel exactly as you describe. At 19 anxiety is far more common than a heart attack. Heart attack is not impossible but statistically the anxiety attack would be overwhelmingly more probable in a young person. Discussing with your Dr. and if appropriate having cardiac testing or help with anxiety is a good course of action. ...Read more

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How can I discriminate if I have panic attack or angina attack? Both include chest discomfort, rapid or irregular heart beat and anxiety.

How can I discriminate if I have panic attack or angina attack? Both include chest discomfort, rapid or irregular heart beat and anxiety.

Cardiac Evaluation: One condition is potentially life threatening, angina, and the other is not. You should be evaluated by a physician to exclude life threatening causes of chest pain with testing such as an EKG, labs, and stress test. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause your heart to beat weirdly?

Could anxiety cause your heart to beat weirdly?

That is possible: But if you are experiencing abnormal heart beats (especially if associated with other symptoms) then it would be prudent to have any medical causes ruled otu. ...Read more

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Health anxiety about heart. would a recent echo have detected valve problems or heart failure? my heart beat is quiet and my pulse feels weak.

Health anxiety about heart. would a recent echo have detected valve problems or heart failure? my heart beat is quiet and my pulse feels weak.

Echo: Yes echo should be able to pick up heart failure or valve problems. If it was normal and your rhythm is regular enjoy your life and do not worry too much at your age and for your gender ...Read more

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Can dysautomonia cause panic attack like symptoms with high heart rate (up to 185bpm)? If so, why does this occur?

Can dysautomonia cause panic attack like symptoms with high heart rate (up to 185bpm)? If so, why does this occur?

Autonomic: Dysfunction can cause rapid heart rates, which in some persons will precipitate a panic attack, as it's easy to fixate on the sensation of a racing heart rate/palpitations. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see your heart beat on your chest? heart beats very strongly-shirt moves with heartbeat, stomach pulsates. I'm a young athlete. rhr80

Is it normal to see your heart beat on your chest? heart beats very strongly-shirt moves with heartbeat, stomach pulsates. I'm a young athlete. rhr80

Yes its normal: As a result of your hard work from being an athlete, you have developed a strong heart. As long as you are able to participate in sports, and do the things you want to do, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Could steroids make the heart flutter?

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Could steroids make the heart flutter?

Not directly: The sensation of palpitations is fairly common and steroids (depending on the type, potency, and route of administration) have many possible adverse effects, including some cardiovascular ones. However, it is more likely that the underlying condition for which you are receiving the steroids, or associated conditions, may be the root cause of the "flutter". If persistent, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a stretching, vibrating sensation directly between breasts?Lasts 5 seconds.Not a palpitation.No pain.PCP says heart ok.Fear cardiac issue.

What causes a stretching, vibrating sensation directly between breasts?Lasts 5 seconds.Not a palpitation.No pain.PCP says heart ok.Fear cardiac issue.

Unlikely the heart: If the feeling is between the breasts and on the surface of the skin, it is unlikely form the heart but if the feeling is something else, a cardiac monitor to record what is happening with your heart during an episode can allay your concerns. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fleeting sensations of chest heaviness? PCP says heart ok.

Can anxiety cause fleeting sensations of chest heaviness? PCP says heart ok.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. One can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e..g, ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please stay w/doc also. ...Read more

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Urgent! feeling like heart beats are skipping or hearing like a bubble popping noise no sob or chest pain cause?History: tachy hbp

Urgent! feeling like heart beats are skipping or hearing like a bubble popping noise no sob or chest pain cause?History: tachy hbp

Cardiography should : Depending upon age or risk factors, you should have ekg and thyroid function checked, if any doubt, then 24 hr holter or event recorder can be used, . ...Read more