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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

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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?

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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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

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. Linda Callaghan
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat may refer to ...Read more