Doctor insights on:
What Body Parts Are Affected By Palpitation Or Irregular Heartbeat
Usually, none.: Irregular heartbeats usually only affect, well, the heart. It is a very rare rhythm disorder that is fast enough, and sustained for a long enough time, that one develops a profound drop in blood pressure. Only in these cases do you have compromise of other body parts (e.g. Fainting from brain hypoperfusion, or kidney dysfunction from low output). ...Read more
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
Hereditary: Yes and no;there are many cardiac conditions with a genetic component which include rhythm disturbances, there are also heritable disorders of cardiac electrophysiology;in any given case thus the specifics matter with respect to heritability factors ...Read more
Not exactly: Palpitations usually describe an awareness of ones heart beat. Sometimes people are aware of a normal but more rapid heart beat, sometimes extra beats are the cause and in some, ongoing irregularity of the heart beat (most common example atrial fibrillation) may be the cause. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause palpitations? Almost a feeling like I have an irregular heartbeat which causes more worry, which cause more palpitations? A cycle
I've had irregular heartbeat/palpitations for years but this feels different. Brief episodes of intense rhythmic pain in my heart. What could this be?
Need a monitor: Your symptoms are most likely related to an irregularity in the heart (cardiac) rhythm. The kind of symptom complex you describe may be associated with a benign cardiac rhythm disturbance, like single premature beats, but it may also be associated with a more significant arrhythmia. A 24 hour cardiac monitor would be helpful in determining the cause of your spells. ...Read more
My nephew 16 years old felt heart palpitations and at first his BP was 170/130 and had irregular heartbeat symbol then it went down to 134/82?
These are not normal: Findings. Your nephew should be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more
I am experiencing heart palpitations (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious and Irregular heartbeat. What should I do?
Panic attacks: You are likely having panic attacks. Please see a psychologist who uses actuarial personality testing. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second Edition computerized test report will compare you with thousands and give a sensitive specific or accurate precise diagnosis of your challenge so it can be treated with medication and cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more
Palpitations shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat can this be caused by irratation of the vagus nerve I also always feel bloated n have gerd?
Atrial fibrillation: May be present. ..See your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get checked out: You need a physical and ecg.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can all my symptoms trying to tell me something bigger is wrong on the inside of my body? I have daily headaches, sciatica, irregular heartbeat etc
Possibly: 37y female has constant headache, sciatica & "irregular heartbeat". A medical exam is needed to rule out endocrine/autoimmune disorders. If nothing specific discovered, a unifying diagnosis might be Fibromyalgia, see comments. To evaluate for Fibromyalgia see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?
Get checked: There are many different causes of irregular heart beats. Some are not serious, others can be life-threatening. Since your machine is noting the HR is irregular AND you are having chest symptoms I would get evaluated. If you have the symptoms right now, go to an urgent care or ER. ...Read more
26 yrs old male. 14/11/2014 : stress test + echo + X-ray + blood test (thyroid) all normal after abnormal EKG (EkG had mention of 743: Possible inferior infarction III aVF). A month ago was admitted to hospital for palpitations and irregular heartbeat.
Palpitations: Can be caused by a variety of things: stress and lack of sleep, due to increase in adrenaline, stimulants such as caffeine, drugs, anxiety, or paroxysmal arrhythmias. Or any combination of the above. They already ruled out hyperthyroidism, another potential cause. If symptoms continue you can ask for a holter monitor to evaluate your heart rhythm. ...Read more
No need diagnosis: Would need a diagnosis to advise. See a cardilogist ...Read more
Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more
NOT usually: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. It's main use is for insomnia. Melatonin seems to be able to shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, but only by about 12 minutes! (according to one research study) the usual dose 1-3mg. Melatonin can raise blood pressure in people who are taking certain medications to control blood pressure-so not recommended in hypertension (hi bp). ...Read more
Orgasm: Irregular heartbeat after orgasm isn't necessarily bad. It depends on the condition of your cardiovascular system. If you are otherwise normal, some heart beat irregularity wouldn't necessarily be a problem after orgasm. If it causes symptoms for you, you should have your doctor check you. ...Read more
Maybe: When you listen to your heart, you typically hear a "lub-dub, lub-dub" sound. If you hear a "lub-dub, thud" on occasion, this might be an extra beat, usually a premature beat from the upper chamber of the heart (may less often be from lower chamber, PVC). This can be clarified with a heart monitor. Check with your doctor to determine if this monitoring is necessary. ...Read more
Possible: Salt dehydrates you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Atrial fibrillation: Irregilarly irregular heart rhythms tend to imply atrial fibrillation, which shoud be evaluated by a cardiologist. These can occur in the context of valvular leaking (regurgitation). Other causes include thyroid problems, alcohol or stimulant exposure, cardiac enlargement, sleep apnea, extreme physiologic stress. ...Read more
Unrelated: Those symptoms are not likely to be related in any way. You have 2 separate issues. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more
My mum has both anaemia and an irregular heartbeat (neither critical). Are the two conditions linked?
Anemia and rhythm: While both anemia & heart dysrhythmias are common in the elderly, they aren't usually related. Under rare circumstances, an anemic patient can receive so many transfusions that their iron levels build to dangerous levels inside the heart tissue causing rhythm problems. Also rare, amyloidosis can cause both anemia and rhythm problems. The md would need to check an spep and free light chain assay. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- What parts of the body are affected by color blindness?
- What are the body systems affected by hypertension?
- What body systems are affected by osteoporosis?
- Irregular heartbeat
- What does 3 irregular heartbeats in a row mean?
- Parts of brain affected by stroke
- What body systems are affected by e coli?
- What body systems are affected by breast cancer?
- Is irregular heartbeat and palpitations hereditary?