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What's causes palpitations?

What's causes 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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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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What is the best type of magnesium to take to help with my heart palpitations?

What is the best type of magnesium to take to help with my heart palpitations?

Magnesium: Elemental Mg is hard to absorb with a daily limited GI capacity,excess intake causes osmotic effects with looser stooling;hence its use as a laxative(Milk of Magnesia).Focus on foods with natural Mg sources.Palpitations need independent evaluation as to underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Yes: Combinations of fast or slow pulse which is felt as palpitations may require medications and sometimes pacemakers or devices. If underlying coronary or valve disease identified then medical or surgical therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see if I am experiencing heart palpitations?

Which type of doctor should I see if I am experiencing heart palpitations?

EP: Suggest you see an electrophysiologist; this is a subspecialty of cardiology that deals with rhythm problems. Of course, that's not to say that a general cardiologist or even an internist couldn't help you. Most often, the cause of palpitations are benign skipped beats. ...Read more

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I am 37wks pregnant and the past 2 days have been having period type cramps, low dull back pain and off and on contractions with palpitations and sob.?

I am 37wks pregnant and the past 2 days have been having period type cramps, low dull back pain and off and on contractions with palpitations and sob.?

CALL YOUR OB NOW!!!!: You need to call your ob, not ask that ? Here, if u were my pt i would want u to call me, your OB needs to assess you or send you to teh labor room so u can be assessed, the contractions and back pain is not unusual to get at 37 weeks but you should not be having palpitations and sob- that is why u need to call your OB asap. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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. 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