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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 to do if heart palpitations or something worse?

What to do if heart palpitations or something worse?

You need a monitor: If you ar having palpitations a heart monitor can determine the cause of the problem or at least determine if it is serious or not. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations lasting for hours.?

What to do if heart palpitations lasting for hours.?

See your doctor: This is highly unusual. You should get checked out with an EKG and possibly a monitor. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

What to do if heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

Extra beats: You need a monitor to determine of you are having extra beats. They can feel like skipped beats. Many times, this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations, lightheadedness, etc?

What to do if heart palpitations, lightheadedness, etc?

Get a monitor: The first thing is to diagnose the cause of the palpitaitons and make sure there is nothing seriously wrong. A monitor will help with this. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations with adrenaline?

What to do if heart palpitations with adrenaline?

How do you know?: Not sure how you know this. Did you take adrenaline? Stress can elevate adrenaline levels and cause palpitations ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations after donating blood?

What to do if heart palpitations after donating blood?

Heart Palpitations: You are most likely suffering a bit of dehydration. You could also be anemic, but they should not have let you donate blood if you were anemic. Drink extra fluids, and add some salt or electrolytes to the water. Avoid overexertion for a day or so. ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to heart palpitations?

What does alcohol do to heart palpitations?

See answer.: Alcohol in excess can cause alteration of the heart rhythm. The "holiday heart syndrome" refers to the development of atrial fibrillation brought on by excessive alcohol intake. Other rhythm disturbances such as early beats may be increased by alcohol especially if excessive. ...Read more

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What to do if keep getting heart palpitations?

What to do if keep getting heart palpitations?

Depends: If you have had a work up for your palpitations and was ok, you should not worry. If you have not checked with your doctor, please do. The clinical significance of palpitations depends on what kind of arrhythmia is causing the palpitations and if the heart is normal or not. In a normal heart, palpitations are usually not important. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations for 2 days?

Type?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Ask your doctor for a heart monitor to wear. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations for 5 days?

What do you advise for heart palpitations for 5 days?

Type?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Ask your doctor to arrange an 24 hour heart monitor test. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations or something else?

What do you advise for heart palpitations or something else?

Get a diagnosis: First you need to know what is causing the problem A heart monitor can be diagnostic. Then treatments can be determined. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

What do you advise for heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

Get a diagnosis: If you have a monitor done, then, you can determine if this is a serious problem or needs speical treatment. Taht is the first step. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations have almost gone away why is this?

What do you advise for heart palpitations have almost gone away why is this?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What to do if i get heart palpitations when i'm stressed. Please please help!?

What to do if i get heart palpitations when i'm stressed. Please please help!?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help, your anxiety may be overdriving everything may see psych help. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations after a history of corarctation of aorta.?

What do you advise for heart palpitations after a history of corarctation of aorta.?

See your doctor: This could be potnetially seriouys as you have coarctation. You may need a reevaluation of your coarctation and a monitor. ...Read more

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What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

Usually nothing: Palpitations during pregnancy is common. Usually there is no concern and the work up is benign. However, it should be discussed with your physician and worked up on individual basis. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

Avoid stimulants: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, and if still getting palpitations, then go see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations extending into both arms?

What do you advise for heart palpitations extending into both arms?

Dr visit: interview with regard to consideration of evaluation for arrhythmia or angina/CAD. tests that might be ordered include ECG, stress testing, monitoring, cath or electrophysiology study depending upon initial results from interview and exam. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

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 may be the cause. ...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