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Dr. Mark Rasak answered:

What's the difference between heart arrhythmias and palpitations?

Sign vs symptom

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

Atrial fibrillation

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

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Palpitations are extra heart beats felt as an unpleasant sensation. Tachycardia is rapid heart rate and bradycardia is a slow heart rate.
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Dr. Rick Koch answered:

What is the difference between a palpate and a palpitation?

Palpate means to

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Feel whereas palpitations is a perceived change in heart rhythm
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Dr. Leila Wing answered:

What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

Fast vs irregular

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Palpitations are irregular heart beats and tachycardia is a fast heart beat
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What is the difference between palpitations and ectopics and irregular heartbeats?

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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.
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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm

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

Different conditions

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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.
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Dr. John Garner answered:

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

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

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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.
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