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What do it means when your heart flutters?

What do it means when your heart flutters?

Arrythmia: Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition where heart's conduction system is abnormal and puts you at risk for stroke. You need to see a doc to discuss anticoagulation or ablation and a thalium stress test. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Can exercise cause heart flutters?

Can exercise cause heart flutters?

Possible: There are some cardiac arrhythmias related to exercise. Best to get an exercise stress test to see that. ...Read more

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What are causing my heart flutters?

What are causing my heart flutters?

Many possibilities : Need to be evaluated by your doctor. Could be as simple as too much caffeine. But you need to be examined to be sure. ...Read more

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Should I worry if my heart flutters?

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Should I worry if my heart flutters?

Maybe: The sensation of feeling your heartbeat (heart flutters) is called palpitations and most of the time it is a completely benign symptom. However if it is accompanied by weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, passing out, or chest pressure/pain...Or you have a history of heart problems it can be the sign of serious illness and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my heart flutters?

Many different: Possibilities and the treatment can be very different depending upon the etiology. Recommend evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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Heart flutters when i lay down. Is this bad?

Flutters: Palpitations when lying down are annoying but generally not problematic from the standpoint of health. If it is frequent and bothersome you should consult your doctor to be sure nothing abnormal is causing it. ...Read more

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My heart flutters a lot. What can I do about it?

My heart flutters a lot. What can I do about it?

See doctor: Palpitations need investigations including bloods and ECG and depending on ECG you might need cardiology review. ...Read more

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I've been having heart flutters all day for 3-4days?

Cardiologist: Avoid caffeine and alcohol and go in to get an ECG to make sure your heart is ok. Many benign conditions such as anxiety can cause palpitations that feel like flutters but if they persist you need to be checked, and have your thyroid checked too. ...Read more

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Are heart flutters due to eating a lot of chocolate?

Possibly: There is a little caffeine in chocolate, so if you eat a lot of it you can get enough caffeine to cause palpitations. ...Read more

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What should I do if my heart flutters uncontrollably?

Call if you feel bad: Many people will have an occasional skipping or racing of their heart. However, if your heart races and you feel lightheaded, short of breath, sick to your stomach or have chest pains, these could be warning signs of a more serious heart problem and i would suggest you call you doctor right away. ...Read more

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Heart flutters, what's with this symptom i'm getting?

Heart flutters, what's with this symptom i'm getting?

Depends...: It depends on what the "flutters" are caused by, what type of cardiac arrhythmia. You need to wear a monitor, sometimes for three weeks until they can be identified. They can be as simple and benign as premature atrial or ventricular beats, to atrial flutter or fibrillation or supra-ventricular tachycardia. Anything more serious would be making you pass out, or worse. ...Read more

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What's a good suppliment or medication for heart flutters?

What's a good suppliment or medication for heart flutters?

None: No supplement is going to prevent or cure it... Best is to avoid caffeine, drink plenty of fluids and check with your doctor to see if you suffer from cardiac dysthymia. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for heart flutters upon waking only?

What are possible causes for heart flutters upon waking only?

Startled?: If you wake up to an alarm clock, the noise may send stress chemicals in your body such as adrenaline. This could lead to palpitations right when you wake up. It would be helpful to have your doctor listen to your heart and possibly use a heart monitor to see what the heart is doing when you wake up. In the meantime, avoid caffeine, sleep deprivation and alcohol which can worsen palpitations. ...Read more

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Heart flutters when im laying down or sitting. Could this be serious?

Maybe: Palpitations can be arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) or stress or many other things. See your doctor for a careful history and physical and maybe some additional testing. ...Read more

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I get heart flutters in the middle of the night that wake me up, what should I do?

Get a heart monitor.: Watch what you are eating and drinking and see if there is a pattern. If you eat certain foods or drinks you notice symptoms try to, avoid triggers and see if symptoms improve. Consider getting a heart monitor which will help to see what exactly is happening withyour heart when these symptoms are occuring, so arrhythmias can be ruled out. Try to avoid taking decongestants also. ...Read more

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My heart flutters when my boss comes around because i'm nervous. Is there anything I can do?

My heart flutters when my boss comes around because i'm nervous. Is there anything I can do?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Why does lamotrigne give me heart flutters, will it go away, or can I take so etching for it...

Not related: Arrhythmia is not a listed side effect of lamotrigne. Your flutters are coincidental but can be addressed as a separate problem if you seek attention for them. ...Read more

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Is it common that a kid rarely complains of heart flutters usually with exercise? Should I be worried?

Is it common that a kid rarely complains of heart flutters usually with exercise? Should I be worried?

Cardiologist exam: Fairly uncommon for kids to complain about this--perhaps 12 year-olds more commonly might. But a sensation of flutters can be nothing, or can be an early sign of significant heart problem. Best to have a physician take a careful history, examination and consider EKG. Consultation with a Pediatric Cardiologist may be recommended. ...Read more

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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