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What Does Atrial Flutter Feel Like
It depends on: A number of factors. Most people will feel an irregular and skipping or racing sensation in their chest. If the heart rate is too fast or the heart is very weak, you may feel short of breath, weak or even chest pressure. Many people have atrial fibrillation with no obvious symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aware of Heart Beat: Heart flutter is an awareness of your heart beat. It may be related to a rapid heart beat, or extra beats and is often referred to as palpitations. It may be caused by stress, medication, or other lifestyle considerations and in the absence of structural heart disease is of little concern. It however also can be a marker of a serious heart problem so if persistent consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interesting: Might have a stenosis of the penile artery. ...Read more
Palpitations: You're having an unusual awareness of your heartbeat. The medical term for that is palpitations. Cardiologists, and in particular electrophysiologists deal with these problems all the time. The first step is an ekg, and then a wearable monitor to see what specific rhythm problem may be to blame. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: If mild, u may not have any symptoms. When heart valves become moderate to severe in their "leakiness" then shortness of breath can occur, dizziness, palpitations=feelings like heart is pumping really hard, too fast or slow, and chest pressure too. But all these symptoms also occur in panic attacks too. Many young females have Mitral Valve Prolapse which people live all their life without issues ...Read more
May not be a problem: Some people feel their heart beat, even when it's beating normally, like in a quiet environment. If there are episodic irregular beats, for whatever reason, those sensations can be magnified. Stress or fear, anxiety, caffeine can be benign causes, but medications (including over the counter) and diseases can create "flutters". Best to talk to your doctor for an ecg, ?Holter, ?Event monitor. ...Read more
See below: The classic symptom of crushing chest pain does is not the most frequent presentation. Frequent symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath with unexplained sweating , nausea/vomiting, jaw or arm pain left and or right and even pain/discomfort radiating to the teeth. See your doctor. ...Read more
Dysrhythmia: Could by palpitations caused by a dysrhythmia i.e. Flutter or fib. Should have your doc check you out or go to er. They will check ekg and do blood work. Do not wait too long because if they are conduction problems, the heart can race very fast and in fact be very dangerous. Have it looked into. ...Read more
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
Flutter/palpitations: Palpitations/fluuters can come any time, and it can be scary for some folks. At times we don't know why, but sometimes there are reasons--anxiety/panic attacks, thyroid disease, medication side effects, drug/alcohol use/abuse, heart-attacks, fever/infections, heart-conductions problem, excessive caffeine/stimulants etc..If persistent/concerning to you, consult doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Extrasystoles: Usually it means you're having premature heart beats(Pac's, pvc,s) and the skip is actually a pause following the early beat. These premature beats can be caused by caffeine,alcohol,nicotine,anxiety,overactive thyroid or actual heart disease. It's best to get checked with an EKG or heart monitor to identify the heart rhythm and type of extrasystoles and then get other tests or cardiology consult ...Read more
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