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What would cause heart palpitations at night when laying down? I've had ekg, heart monitor, chest xray. All normal. I'm worried and it's uncomfortable

What would cause heart palpitations at night when laying down? I've had ekg, heart monitor, chest xray. All normal. I'm worried and it's uncomfortable

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. It sounds like you've had a good workup and don't need to worry. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

Junk food: Yes, junk food might cause your heart palpitations but if you are also taking perhaps too much liquor, please stop that for a few days. If alcohol was not something you drank while in Vegas, you must see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

See doctor: Your heart rate is at the lower limit of normal yet your heart is pounding quite hard. Although I suspect that this may be from anxiety, you do need to rule out a cardiac problem just to be sure and calling your doctor would be the first step. Whether he would refer you to a cardiologist is up to him. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Is it possible for clonazepam to cause anxiety and heart palpitations and panick at night? Anything is possible right?

Is it possible for clonazepam to cause anxiety and heart palpitations and panick at night? Anything is possible right?

Highly unlikely: Unless you happen to have untreated sleep apnea and lost significant oxygen from the respiratory suppression of the Clonazepam and then awakened with a gasping arousal that then went on to trigger your panic. If this happened to you then you should see your family doc for a referral to a sleep specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I Had a sleep study last night with CPAP and have been experiencing heart palpitations most of the day. Can initial CPAP cause Vagus nerve irritation?

I Had a sleep study last night with CPAP and have been experiencing heart palpitations most of the day.  Can initial CPAP cause Vagus nerve irritation?

Typically no: That does not usually happen. It can trigger changes in your level of carbon dioxide since with apnea you tend to retain more and CPAP will force you to blow that out. If this is persistent go get an EKG. Heart arrhythmia is common in apnea including heart block, PVCs and atrial fibrillation. Some can be dangerous. ...Read more

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My doctor told me my heart palpitations are benign but they have gotten worse since then. They even keep me up at night and cause difficulty breathing?

My doctor told me my heart palpitations are benign but they have gotten worse since then. They even keep me up at night and cause difficulty breathing?

Visit your doctor: Common sense has probably already given you the answer. If things have changed...Then things have changed. I suggest you see your doctor to be rechecked. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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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


Nocturnal (Definition)

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