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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What's causes palpitations?

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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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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitation is also known as Pounding heartbeat. Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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What is the difference between palpitation, tarchycardia and bradicardia?

Dr. John Feola
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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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Dr. Rick Koch
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What is the difference between a palpate and a palpitation?

Dr. Rick Koch
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What is the difference between a palpate and a palpitation?

Palpate means to : Feel whereas palpitations is a perceived change in heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What is the difference between a-fib and palpitations?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Palpitations/afib: Atrial fibrillation is one form of palpitations. There are many other forms of palpitations also however. ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Wing
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What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

Dr. Leila Wing
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Doctors, what is the difference between ectopic heartbeat and palpitations?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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What is the difference between palpitations and ectopics and irregular heartbeats?

Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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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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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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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?

Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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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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Dr. John Garner
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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?

Dr. John Garner
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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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