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What are symptoms that are considered an emergency with heart palpitations?

What are symptoms that are considered an emergency with heart palpitations?

Other symptoms: If the palpitations make you short of breath for more than an instant, or you pass out or get very woozy, or if they are accompanied by real pain. These make it worth the medical workup. Your first step is going off coffee if you feel you can do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

Heart disease : Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Heart disease may present as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, exercise intolerance or it may present atypically. Atypical symptoms related to heart disease include generalized weakness and is tougher to diagnose. If you have symptoms or risk factors see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an otherwise normal person?

What are symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an otherwise normal person?

Cardiomyopathy: The symptoms can vary and may include, but not be limiyed to, shortness of breath, passing out, feeling lightheaded, rapid heart beat, heart arrhythmia, sleeping with more pillows, and feeling weak or fatigued. Some patient may have minimal or no symptoms if young and otherwise healthy, but the symptoms may progress over time. ...Read more

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Are there arrythmias that can be fatal, even with a normal heart rate? If so what are some examples?

Are there arrythmias that can be  fatal,  even with a normal heart rate? If so what are some examples?

Long qt: Long q-t syndrome is a collection of multiple hereditary gene defects that causes an abnormality on the electrocardiogram with a normal heart rate and is seen all the time. The arrhythmia can be triggered by different things, most commonly adrenalin surge and then can create life threatening type arrhythmias ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an enlarged heart or can you tell?

What are symptoms of an enlarged heart or can you tell?

Depends: Enlarged heart can mean many different thinks: uncontrolled hypertension, prio heart attack, alcohol toxicity, heart failure, certain viral infections. So symptoms or lock of symptoms depend on etiology and severety of the "enlarged heart". Medically called: cardiomegaly, lvh, cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations in a healthy person and can they be an early indication of a potential illness?

What causes heart palpitations in a healthy person and can they be an early indication of a potential illness?

Palpitations: Palpitations can be caused by strong emotions such as getting excited, angry or nervous, by vigorous exercises, or by caffeine, alcohol or medications such as sudafed. There are different types like skipped beats, various rapid beats and/or irregular beats. Medical conditions can cause palpitations, including hyperthyroidism, anemia, hypoglycemia, and cardiac problems. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of congestive heart failure that are visible before a diagnostic test?

What are symptoms of congestive heart failure that are visible before a diagnostic test?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, initially with exercise, and in more severe cases even at rest. This may be worse when lying flat and may cause awakening with shortness of breath. Frequent nighttime awakening to pass urine may occur. Swelling of the ankles may develop, engorgement of veins in the neck may be seen. In very severe cases, there may even be swelling of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack without any warning signs? Symptoms of heart attack (dizziness, anxiety, cough, fainting, etc) are very similar to other conditions, how can I figure out if those are signs of heart attack?

Is it possible to have a heart attack without any warning signs? Symptoms of heart attack  (dizziness, anxiety, cough, fainting, etc) are very similar to other conditions, how can I figure out if those are signs of heart attack?

Chest : Chest pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. Some people will describe it as feeling like indigestion, or may have aching in the arms, jaw, shoulder, or upper back. The likelihood of a heart attack increases as the number of symptoms increase, and the probability is also higher in someone over the age of forty. These symptoms are also more worrisome in people who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease. However, it is quite possible to have a heart attack with few or mild symptoms, and while less common, they can occur in people under the age of forty. Unfortunately, many other conditions can produce symptoms that are similar or identical to a heart attack, including heartburn, panic attacks, collapsed lungs, and pulmonary embolism. It may be impossible to distinguish a heart attack from other conditions without testing, even for a seasoned physician. For this reason, you should seek care immediately if these symptoms occur. Unexplained fainting should always be checked out promptly. Similarly, chest discomfort or difficulty breathing that lasts more than 10-15 minutes is grounds for going to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Why do some people who are considered healthy, have massive heart attacks with no warning or symptoms? Is this very common?

Why do some people who are considered healthy, have massive heart attacks with no warning or symptoms? Is this very common?

Heart Attacks: Heart attacks are uncommon in young men and women age less than 40 to 45 years. Younger patients with this tend to have a family history of it. Cigarettes are the most common associated risk factor. Other risk factors for young people are cocaine use, Factor V Leiden deficiency and oral contraceptives. Obesity and diabetes are less common but still contribute to risk for heart attacks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for a bad heart or other heart problems?

What are the symptoms for a bad heart or other heart problems?

Chest pain: A bad heart can present in many ways: difficulty breathing, chest pain worse with exertion, swelling of legs, cough when laying down. At your age, 29, it would be out of normal. If you have these symptoms, see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cardiac output (over 11) with normal BP (120s/70s) and what are the implications for health & pregnancy.

What are the causes of high cardiac output (over 11) with normal BP (120s/70s) and what are the implications for health & pregnancy.

Cardiac output (Q): When q increases in a healthy individual, most is due to an increase in heart rate. Change of posture, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, and decreased parasympathetic nervous system activity can also increase q. When q increases in a healthy but untrained individual, most of the increase is due to >heart rate. See your doctor re: health and pregnancy. This is individual assessment. ...Read more

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Which are hidden heart diseases manifested with palpitations and dizzy spells that are not being diagnosed with echo and EKG & require further tests?

Which are  hidden heart diseases manifested with palpitations and dizzy spells that are not being diagnosed  with echo and EKG & require further tests?

Atherosclerosis, : ically stating later childhood, is dominant issue underlying cardiovascular disease; does not show on echo or EKG (only severe enough damage as a result of this does). Disease is in the wall of the arteries, not to opening, is visible by most current technology. Intravascular ultrasound, where done, is the best research technology. Hi-Quality US: carotid bifurcations/femoral artery walls can show. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a heart murmur?

What symptoms are common in a heart murmur?

None: Heart murmur is a finding on physical examination, not a diagnosis or a symptom. Heart murmur means that blood flow makes noise when listening to the chest. Heart murmurs can be due to normal blood flow or due to a heart problem. ...Read more

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What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should i be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?

What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should i be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?

A : A murmur is simply a sound coming from the heart.. It could mean nothing or be very serious and require treatment and follow -up. See a cardiologist and get an echocadiogram with doppler of your heart ..This will tell the story. And you will know exactly what you need to do if anything. Don't wait ! ...Read more

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Are all cardiologists aware of conditions such as (HCM, ARVC?)... if a cardiologist says echo and ecg are normal... am I clear?

Are all cardiologists aware of conditions such as (HCM, ARVC?)... if a cardiologist says echo and ecg are normal... am I clear?

Opinion.Training var: I hate to say it, but the amount of training & experience varies widely among individuals, even Cardiologists. While they should be aware of conditions like HCM & ARVC, not all of them are; & not everyone knows the best test for diagnosing them. ARVC, for instance, is an indication for cardiac MRI (NOT echo / EKG); however, ARVC tends to cluster in families. In any case, you can get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

It depends: If it is an innocent murmur, there are no symptoms, as there is no problem. If the murmur represents a heart problem, the usual symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, exercise intolerance, etc, all apply. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

What are the signs or symptoms of  heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and both sides of the heart malfunctioning to cause this, that is very serious. If you have some more benign situation which is also possible could be less serious. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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