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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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Weird heart flutters after eating?

Weird heart flutters after eating?

Could be many things: Without going thru a long list of possibilities, a holter moniter or event recorder to see your rythm after eating would be helpful. An eval of your diet labs, echo, etc may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

Need a monitor: Although the palpitations you are experiencing may be a kind of "allergic" response, that is not likely unless there are other manifestations (like a skin rash) as well. It may be that you have an underlying arrhythmia or short circuit in the heart that is exacerbated by eating tomatoes. A cardiac monitor with a good tomato feast would help provide the answer. ...Read more

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I get Heart flutters when lying down then burping right after? why? Normal EKG/echo/holter/stress. Occasional PVC's/PAC's with anxiety.

I get Heart flutters when lying down then burping right after? why? Normal EKG/echo/holter/stress. Occasional PVC's/PAC's with anxiety.

Stress: make sure you have a better control of your stress and anxiety even if you have to take medicine for it make sure you do not have any digestive problems that could imitate heart problem since you were cleared by cardiologist from any heart problem you might need to see a specialist on cardiac electrical system to make sure these arrhythmia are not from faulty heart wiring good luck ...Read more

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Heart flutters after eating food. Already have a heart murmur, beats more prominent?

Heart flutters after eating food. Already have a heart murmur, beats more prominent?

See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent.>http://bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more

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What causes a fast heart beat right after i eat?

What causes a fast heart beat right after i eat?

Heart rate: Blood flow shifts some to the intestines for digestion in some circumstances an increase in heart rate can result. ...Read more

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Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than five per minute while you're not loaded with caffeine. If your heart suddenly starts racing and stops as suddenly, or if they take your breath away, or are accompanied by chest pain, a physicain office visit is in order. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations. After i eat food.

I have heart palpitations. After i eat food.

Not uncommon: Caffeine is the most common substance associated with heart arrhythmias (palpitations). Some people feel heart palpitations when they drink coffee or tea or eat chocolate. Red wine and eating too much can bring about symptoms in others. These rhythm problems are rarely serious. Make sure blood pressure is treated appropriately. See primary doctor for further evaluation. ...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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I have hard and fast heart beats after standing sitting eating and walking around.it all has started after my first panic attack one year ago.

I have hard and fast heart beats after standing sitting eating and walking around.it all has started after my first panic attack one year ago.

Heartbeat: Please start by seeing your doc to rule out/identify medical conditions. Then please see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders like panic attacks. Heartbeat and breathing are common areas panic and anxiety magnify and your mind has become focused on them. Lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dizzines getting hot and heart beating fast after I eat mostly sweets ...?

Dizzines getting hot and heart beating fast after I eat mostly sweets ...?

Dizziness: Need more information. How old are you? Do you have any trouble e.g. Thyroid or diabetes? Are you having regular periods? Please send in more information so we can help you. Meanwhile cut down or cutout so many sweets as this may be the cause. If rapid heart beat persists call your doctor right away to get a check up. ...Read more

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Minutes after eating chocolates, i felt dizzy, getting weak, &breathless.I burped&past out gas and felt relieved.Im37 weeks pregnant&have gerd.What todo?

Minutes after eating chocolates, i felt dizzy, getting weak, &breathless.I burped&past out gas and felt relieved.Im37 weeks pregnant&have gerd.What todo?

Don't eat chocolate!: While not a classic allergic response, it certainly sounds like you've identified a food to avoid eating, at least for the duration of your pregnancy. Hang in there--just a few more weeks! ...Read more

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Are heart flutters dangerous? I just ate and layer down and felt my heart beat in chest skip

Are heart flutters dangerous? I just ate and layer down and felt my heart beat in chest skip

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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Heart beats fast and thumping after drinking alcohol, should I be concerned?

Heart beats fast and thumping after drinking alcohol, should I be concerned?

Possibly: What kind of alcohol? Wine, beer, spirits? How much alcohol? Are you taking any medications? Any health issues? Tannins in wine can cause heart rate changes. Bing drinking does adversely affect the heart. Too much alcohol can cause heart muscle disease. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor to determine if any additional evaluations are necessary. ...Read more

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Racing/skipping heart beats after eating...Doesn't matter what i eat. Help?

Racing/skipping heart beats after eating...Doesn't matter what i eat. Help?

Need event monitor: Unsure if there is an associated heart rhythm problem. An event monitor would be ideal to help assess this. It is essentially a small monitor you wear, and when you have a symptom, you push the button, and it records what is going on in your heart at the time of the symptom. ...Read more

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Can esophageal flutters feel like heart flutters?

Can esophageal flutters feel like heart flutters?

Yes: Esophageal spasm mimics palpitations and anginal like symptoms. If yo are experiencing the would recommend an evaluation and EKG ...Read more

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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