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Why do I sometimes feel like my heart is racing?

Why do I sometimes feel like my heart is racing?

Probably 'begnin': The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Do esophogal spasms feel like a heart palpitation?

Do esophogal spasms feel like a heart palpitation?

Pain not palpitation: Most describe esophageal spasm as an intense squeezing/ pressure discomfort that definitely gets your attention and lasts 10-20 minutes. (versus palpitations, which are morelike fluttering/ drumming sensation and not necessarily painful). ...Read more

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What does a heart palpitation feel like?

What does a heart palpitation feel like?

Fluttering: It is like a fluttering sensation in your chest. Some say it feels like something turning over. It can be a skipping sensation or a feeling of the heart racing in your chest. Some patients even describe it as painful. It is an awareness of your heart beating. ...Read more

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I am having what feels like heart palpitations, like flopping?

I am having what feels like heart palpitations, like flopping?

Sure: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped heart beats -- sometimes there is an electrical problem or arrhythmia, and other times it is something else causing this sensation. Seeing your doctor will help. ...Read more

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What does heart pain feel like?

What does heart pain feel like?

Many different ways: Pressure [like someone sitting on your chest] when you are active, moving fast, exercising. Pain moving to your left jaw and arm. But sometimes it's very different, especially for women. You can feel nausea, flu-like, sweaty, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness for you. ...Read more

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How can heart palpitations feel like?

How can  heart palpitations feel like?

Rapid heart beat: Rapid heat beating , some times felt in the neck also. There is a throbing artery on you wrist on the thump side. Feel that artery and count the beats for one minute. More than 100 beats per minute is called palpitation. ...Read more

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Why do I have heart palpitations sometimes?

Why do I have heart palpitations sometimes?

Breathing: heart palpitations could be due to hyperventilation. be observant of your breathing habits. keep your lips closed during the day at all times unless speaking and eating. try not to sigh, chew gum. cough and sneeze with your lips together. at night use paper medical tape to keep the lips together. restoring the carbon dioxide reserve levels will calm smooth muscle and can regulate the heart rate. ...Read more

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Why would the fetuses heart beat feel like it's racing?

Why would the fetuses heart beat feel like it's racing?

Fetal heart rates: Are much higher than adults or kids. ...Read more

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Why could someone's heart feel fluttery?

Why could someone's heart feel fluttery?

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. ...Read more

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Can sudden bad news cause panic/anxiety attacks? Feel warm, nervous, fast pulse, feels like my heart beats extra beat, feel scared nervous, can't slee

Yes: This is a common reaction however there are other causes for these symptoms. You mention excessive bleeding and a diuretic that might contribute to your symptoms. Usually, these symptoms will resolve quickly after a singular event such as getting bad news. If they persist or recur, see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Why my heart beats fast? And weird like I'm scare, or nervous?

Why my heart beats fast? And weird like I'm  scare, or nervous?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, teeth clenching/grinding and headache. ...Read more

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Do smells make heart flutter?

Do smells make heart flutter?

It is possible: It is possible that a particular smell could cause a "heart flutter" in an individual. Heart flutter refers to a palpitation. If a person becomes anxious because of a certain smell, this could cause a flutter. Palpitations are associated with atrial flutter, whick can be cause by a large number of causes(drugs, illicit drugs, caffeine) as well as diseases(abnormalities of the heart. ...Read more

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Why would you feel breathless and have heart palpitations?

Why would you feel breathless and have heart palpitations?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for palpitations and breathlessness. A benign reason would include anxiety and panic attack. A more serious reason would include a rapid arrhythmia which can produce identical symptoms. A visit with a cardiologist would be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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I feel like my heart may try to beat faster to send more blood through my system, making me feel like heart is racing.causing palpitations, heart pounding. Scared and nervous. Feel like I have to push it to keep it beating ?

I feel like my heart may try to beat faster to send more blood through my system, making me feel like heart is racing.causing palpitations, heart pounding. Scared and nervous. Feel like I have to push it to keep it beating ?

Palpitations: It's important to note your actual heart rate(taking your pulse) when you feel palpitations to see whether your heart rate is truly abnormally fast at those times. Anxiety can make your heart beat forceably giving the sensation of being abnormally rapid. If indeed you have bouts of inappropriate rapid heart rates(over 100/min) at rest, then an evaluation by your physician with testing is needed ...Read more

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Why do I get heart palpitations upon exertion?

Why do I get heart palpitations upon exertion?

Tough to say...: There are certain rhythm problems that only come on with exertion. Palpitations however, are an unnatural awareness of your heartbeat, so even being severely deconditioned can do it. I'd find a cardiologist or cardiac electrophysiologist and have them run you on a treadmill while wearing ekg. If that doesn't work, we'd get you an "event monitor" to record the palpitations. ...Read more

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Why could someone's heart feel like it jumps?

Why could someone's heart feel like it jumps?

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. ...Read more

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Why are my heart palpitations getting worse? What do I do?

Palpitations: If you have worsening palpitations you should be seeing a doctor, likely a cardiologist for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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