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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

Fast vs irregular: Palpitations are irregular heart beats and tachycardia is a fast heart beat. ...Read more

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What is the difference between EKG and echo?

What is the difference between EKG and echo?

Echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the relation between palpitation and hypothyroidism?

What is the relation between palpitation and hypothyroidism?

Heart and thyroid : A palpitation is the sensation that one's heart is beating abnormally. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces an inadequate amount of thyroid hormone. In some adults, depending on the severity of the hypothyroidism, there can be irregular heart beats. Palpitations are very common otherwise and most often occur independent of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

See below: Ekg: shows the electrical activity of the heart and the heart rhythm echocardiogram: an ultrasound, shows the actual structures such as the heart muscle and the valves and with a doppler the direction and velocity of blood flow. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between ectopic heartbeat and palpitations?

Doctors, what is the difference between ectopic heartbeat and palpitations?

Terminology: Palpitations are the symptoms one feels when there is an abnormal heart rhythm. Ectopic heart beat means that some of your heart beats originate in a part of your heart is that is not the normal site of origin (the "sinus node".). Ectopic heart beats sometimes (but not always) leads to palpitations. Most ectopic beats go unnoticed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between palpitation, tarchycardia and bradicardia?

What is the difference between palpitation, tarchycardia and bradicardia?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com BRADYCARDIA HR<60 TACHYCARDIA HR>100 ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

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What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

Electrical: Fainting refers to loss of consciousness. This may be due to a variety of problems. A seizure may or may not result in a loss of consciousness, but specifically is a result of abnormal synchronized electrical activity in the brain. There are several types of seizures, only some of which result in synchronized muscle activity (often called a convulsion). ...Read more

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What is the difference between tachpnea and dyspnea?

What is the difference between tachpnea and dyspnea?

Rate vs quality: Tachypnea means rapid respirations and dyspnea mean increased or labored breathing or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arrhythmias and dysrhythmias?

What is the difference between arrhythmias and dysrhythmias?

None: Cardiac dysrhythmia (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) is any of a large and heterogeneous group of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart. ...Read more

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What is the difference between right ventricular mild enlargement and cardiomyopathy? Or is it basically the same,thing?

What is the difference between right ventricular mild enlargement and cardiomyopathy? Or is it basically the same,thing?

Cardiomyopathy: right ventricular enlargement is a size measure, cardiomyopathy is an abnormality of the heart muscle. They are not the same thing though cardiomyopathies can cause chamber enlargement. ...Read more

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What's the difference between brachacardia and arrhythmia?

What's the difference between brachacardia and arrhythmia?

General vs specific: Bradycardia is term for slow (<60bpm) hr. Arrhythmia is a general term for irregular rhythm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lvf and rvf?

What is the difference between lvf and rvf?

U mean lft vs rt chf: Rt heart failure is when the rt venticle fails. Volume goes back in to the liver bed abdomen and lower extremities. The lungs are typicqally clear. Left sided failure is when the the lft vent fails . The lungs fill with fluid and the pt becomes very short of breathe. Usually pts have an element of both. Its important to determine which the pt has as treatment differs. Also need to find the cause. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fainting and unconscious?

What is the difference between fainting and unconscious?

Rectangle/square: When one faints , they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for seconds, minutes or a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vomiting and regurgitation?

What is the difference between vomiting and regurgitation?

Nausea/force: With vomiting you have a sense of nausea and a forceful expelling of the stomach contents. With regurgitation the food just comes back up, no warning and not necessarily forceful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bisoprolol and metoprolol?

What is the difference between bisoprolol and metoprolol?

Oprolols: Bisoprolol and metoprolol are both beta blockers. They have subtle differences but basically do the same things. ...Read more

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What is the difference between troponin I and t?

What is the difference between troponin I and t?

Not much: They're variants of a cardiac specific enzyme used to identify injury in heart muscle. Some labs measure one and some measure the other. Neither one has a clear advantage over the other. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperventilating and hyperpnea?

What is the difference between hyperventilating and hyperpnea?

Slightly different: Hyperpnea is the process of taking really deep breaths. Hyperventilation is the process of breathing fast, but also takes into account the volume of the breaths. Ventilation speaks to the body's ability to breath out or eliminate CO2 or metabolic waste. Hyperpnea can contribute to hyperventilation (breathing out more CO2), but you don't have to be hyperpneic in order to hyperventilate. ...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