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What's causes palpitations?

What's causes palpitations?

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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 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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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 palpitations and ectopics and irregular heartbeats?

Senstation: Palpitations are the sensation of feeling you heart beat in your chest. It may be physiological or physical. Irregular heart beats is a broad term that means your heart beat is not the normal ekg doctors are used to seeing. An ectopic heart beat is an irregular beat where the electrical source is not the sa node (sinoatrial node). I hope that helps clear things up. ...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 difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?

What is the difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?

Different conditions: Palpitation is the sensation that there is an abnormality in the heartbeat. It is a symptom. A murmur is something heard when listening to the heart. An arrhythmia is any abnormality of the heartbeat and is therefore nonspecific. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heart arrhythmias and palpitations?

What's the difference between heart arrhythmias and palpitations?

Sign vs symptom: A palpitation is a symptom the pt feels , and an arrythmia is a sign that is picked up at the time of physical exam or on an ecg. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heart palpitation and skipping beats, i think i feel mine skipping a lot thru the day well all day what would u call that?

Defined: Palpitations are, by definition "an uncomfortable or abnormal awareness of one's own heartbeat." the most common forms of this, which we call pacs or pvcs, are not in fact skipped beats but rather a single extra beat or two which cause a "pause" afterward, making it feel like a skipped beat. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between an esophagus spasm and a heart palpitation?

How do you tell the difference between an esophagus spasm and a heart palpitation?

See below: Esophagus spasm would be more likely to produce pain whereas palpitation is usually a fluttering sensation. The word palpitation refers to the feeling in the chest but it usually implies that the problem is an irregular pulse. An EKG would determine if the heart rhythm is regular or not. Sometimes we have to hook the patient up to a 24 hour monitor to catch the irregularity. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between esophegeal spasms and heart palpitations?

How can you tell the difference between esophegeal  spasms and heart palpitations?

Feel the pulse: Heart palpitations does not cause the pain in the mid chest like what you would feel with esophageal spasm -- in fact you can not differentiate esophageal or heart cause of angina pectoris or chest pain. ...Read more

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How is it possible to tell the difference between an esophageal spasm and a heart palpitation?

How is it possible to tell the difference between an esophageal spasm and a heart palpitation?

Pain: Esophageal spasms are typically painful and prolonged. Palpitations are a skipped heartbeat, usually a mild sensation, and never painful. If you're concerned about the discomfort, see a doctor. There are treatments available, and there's a lot of value to simple reassurance. ...Read more

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What's the difference between afib, palpitations and rapid heart rate?

What's the difference between afib, palpitations and rapid heart rate?

Atrial fibrillation : Is a specific diagnosis that means the top chambers od the heart beat erratically and and only occasiona electrical impulses get through to the bottom chambers. It can be rapid afib (fast) or contolled rate (normal rate). Palpitations are just the sensation of the heart beating, fast irregular or slow. It is a symptom not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between afib and palpitations and rapid heart rate?

Need advice on what is the the difference between afib and palpitations and rapid heart rate?

Afib can cause Palp: Afib can cause palpitations and a rapid heart beat. But there are may other rhythm abnormalities of the heart that can give the same symptoms. Your doctor will have to get a monitor to see your rhythm during your symptoms to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell the difference between anxiety palpitations and heart problems on a 48hour heart monitor? What's the difference?

How can a doctor tell the difference between anxiety palpitations and heart problems on a 48hour heart monitor? What's the difference?

See below : The idea of the monitor is to see exactly what your heart is doing while you have symptoms. It's important to write down when exactly you felt something, to correlate with the measurements. Often we will see that it is a benign "skipped beat" or PVC. We also check for dangerous heart rhythm abnormalities that can feel like anxiety. ...Read more

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Hi I'm not sure how to tell the difference in a palpitation and and a esophageal spasm. These feelings aren't really "painful" just very uncomfortable?

Hi I'm not sure how to tell the difference in a palpitation and and a esophageal spasm. These feelings aren't really "painful" just very uncomfortable?

Get a monitor done: Best way is to have an event monitor done. You should take careful notes about your symptoms (spasm, palpitations) and time of day, so that your doctor can determine whether these correlate to an arrhythmia. The esophagus is in contact with the left atrium and spasms can produce the feeling of palpitation. ...Read more

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There seems to be a difference of opinion, what would you class as an adequate cardiac work up for palpitations, chest pain and lightheaded ?

There seems to be a difference of opinion, what would you class as an adequate cardiac work up for palpitations, chest pain and lightheaded ?

It depends.: The practice of diagnosis in medicine is complex & depends on how well the doctor knows risk factors, including past medical history & pretest probabilities. A person with chest pain, palpitations & light-headedness may get cardiac monitoring & serial enzymes in an emergency room. However, if she is seen by a doctor who knows her health history she may just get an electrocardiogram & reassurance. ...Read more

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I started taking mhp creatine for 2 weeks..then I started experiencing palpitations..I stopped then it went..Could it be d brand that is causing dis?

Not the brand: Creatine is likely safe when used appropriately and helps supply energy to active muscles. There is evidence that creatine use can improve athletic performance with less support for creatine increasing muscle strength. Creatine can cause palpitations in some and given your no prior history of palpitations, your experience on and off creatine, it is likely the culprit regardless of brand. ...Read more

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Does claritan d-12 cause heart palpitations?

Does claritan d-12 cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and palpitations. May cause insomnia as well. Not everyone gets these side effects. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations at night? Only when i lie down

Palpitations : Palpitation usually means rapid regular or irregular heartbeat. You maybe just having awareness of your heartbeat in the quiet atmosphere night lying down. Another possibility is that you may be suffering from anxiety or irregular heart rhythm, if that is the case you should consult a physician. If you're having a rapid heartbeat you should cut back on caffeine and smoking if you do ...Read more

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I've been bedridden for just over a week. Why am i having palpitations?

I've been bedridden for just over a week. Why am i having palpitations?

Bedridden: Why are you bedridden? Palpitations can be caused by many things, bedridden wouldn't be a common one. ...Read more

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Why would the palpitation of a person increases during normal condition?

Why would the palpitation of a person increases during normal condition?

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

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


Dr. James Krick
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Palpation (Definition)

Subjective awareness of ...Read more