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What body parts are affected by palpitation or irregular heartbeat?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Is Irregular Heartbeat And Palpitations Hereditary?

Is Irregular Heartbeat And Palpitations Hereditary?

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

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Is palpitation the same as an irregular heartbeat too?

Is palpitation the same as an irregular heartbeat too?

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

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I noticed I have irregular heartbeat, and palpitations!? What should I do?

Cardiac workup: Guess you need a cardiac evaluation! (EKG, chest x-ray, echocardiogram, treadmill stress test, 24 hour Holter recording, electrolytes, thyroid function - for starters). ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am experiencing heart palpitations (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious and Irregular heartbeat. What should I do?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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How come I get irregular heartbeat when im relaxed?

Heart abnormality: You may have a section of your heart that is malfunctioning and causing an irregular heartbeat. This is true with atrial fibrillation which is what you may be experiencing. Please see a doctor because untreated it can cause serious issues like blood clots. ...Read more

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Is occasional irregular heartbeat cause for concern?

Is occasional irregular heartbeat cause for concern?

No need diagnosis: Would need a diagnosis to advise. See a cardilogist ...Read more

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How do I find out what is considered an irregular heartbeat?

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

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Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

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

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Is it bad to have an irregular heartbeat after orgasm?

Is it bad to have an irregular heartbeat after orgasm?

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

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Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat? Could it be dangerous?

Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can trigger arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat on home doppler--why?

Premature beats or..: Most likely premature beats or arrythmia. If symptomatic get checked out. ...Read more

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Can flovent cause an irregular heartbeat?

Flovent: In and of itself Flovent would generally not cause extrasystoles or cardiac arrhythmia. The associated pulmonary condition for which Flovent is prescribed is a more likely candidate. ...Read more

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Can I take laxative with irregular heartbeat?

Can I take laxative with irregular heartbeat?

Yes: Most likely, but it would be best to call the pharmacy with the exact name of the laxative and the exact type of irregular heart beat that you have just to be sure that there are no contraindications to using them together. ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

Ultrasound: An echo is a specialized ultrasound of the babies heart. ...Read more

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My pulse had a third beat. Is this an irregular heartbeat?

My pulse had a third beat. Is this an irregular heartbeat?

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

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What can I do to prevent an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Serious issue: You should not have an irregular heartbeat after exercise and this warrants urgent medical attention. This type of heartbeat can lead to clots and strokes if not properly treated. See a physician immediately for this condition. ...Read more

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I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

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

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I'm experiencing constant bladder pressure and irregular heartbeat, what do I do?

I'm experiencing constant bladder pressure and irregular heartbeat, what do I do?

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

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My mum has both anaemia and an irregular heartbeat (neither critical). Are the two conditions linked?

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

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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more