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When should a heart flutter be a cause for concern?

When should a heart flutter be a cause for concern?

Heart flutter: It depends under what circumstances they occur and if you have a history of heart disease. Start with a visit to your primary care md and then proceed on to a cardiologist if appropriate. ...Read more

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Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Could a heart murmur be a cause for concern?

Could a heart murmur be a cause for concern?

Depends: There are many different types of murmurs, not all are a problem. A good physical may be all that is needed . Other testing such as echocardiograhy can be very helpful. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for heart palpitations to run together for a few seconds?

Would it be unusual or concerning for heart palpitations to run together for a few seconds?

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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Sometimes i feel a sort of flutter as a heart beat.. Is this a palpitation? Should i be concerned also i'm 3mth pregnant if that changes anything..

Sometimes i feel a sort of flutter as a heart beat.. Is this a palpitation? Should i be concerned also i'm 3mth pregnant if that changes anything..

Go see your OBY: Or pcp and have an ekg done to check for irregular heart beat. It's the only way to check for arrythmia. Take care! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/183623-what-causes-heart-palpitations-during-pregnancy/#page=1. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have a heart palpitation and a murmur?

Is it serious to have a heart palpitation and a murmur?

Usually not: Generally the two are not related to each other. A murmur is a sound caused by the flow of blood in the heart. In children and young adults, most murmurs are normal sounds ("innocent" murmurs), but some may be caused by problems with the heart. Similarly, most palpitations (feeling the heart beating) are also normal, but they can also be caused by abnormal heart rhythms. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be a cause for irregular heart beat?

What can be a cause for irregular heart beat?

Check out this link.: Get reassurance and a concrete answer from your dr. Take care! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-arrhythmias/ds00290/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What causes tachycardia? Should a rapid heart beat be a concern?

What causes tachycardia? Should a rapid heart beat be a concern?

Tachycardia: "Tachycardia" means rapid heart rate. Any stress will make your heart beat fast: fear, anxiety, pain, anger, walking, lifting your arms, standing up. Also: fever, anemia, XS thyroid, infection, pregnancy, and many many other conditions as well. The underlying cause should be addressed if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be having a heart attack with a perfectly normal ekg?

Heart attack: You can have a heart attack with a perfectly normal ECG especially very early but if any signifcant amount of heart is involved there should be ECG changes. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a seizure cause a heart murmur to get worse?

It could be possible that a seizure cause a heart murmur to get worse?

During or after?: Theoretically it could make murmur worse during if hypertension results but in general...No. ...Read more

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How serious is an abnormal EKG that shows a possible heart attack and how soon should you see a cardiologist?

It the ecg is: Consistent with old infarction, the next step is arranging for a myorcardial perfusion stress test and evaluation of the risk factors. This can be done by his internist and there is no need for a cardiologist if you have a competent primary physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a blood test can indicate if you have had a minor heart attack or stroke?

Is it possible that a blood test can indicate if you have had a minor heart attack or stroke?

No!: Blood tests don't make the diagnosis of strokes. When you have chest pain , go to er where testing of blood ; other tests for heart attacks are done. ...Read more

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Tachycardia for year and a half. Could this be a pulmonary embolism?

Tachycardia for year and a half. Could this be a pulmonary embolism?

For a year: ; 1/2, pulmonary embolism would have other symptoms see pcp for wk up of tachycardia!- r/o thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a heart attack with a perma cath in?

Is it possible for you to have a heart attack with a perma cath in?

Yes.: A permacath is just a long term venous access catheter. A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery suffers acute occlusion or near occlusion at the site of an atheromatous plaque. Not related. ...Read more

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Can bigeminy or trigenimy be dangerous in a heart with normal echo ? Is there ever a time it can be ?

Rarely, but yes: Bigeminy or trigeminy can occur in people with healthy hearts in which case they are not dangerous but can cause palpitations which can be nerve racking. Your cardioligst is the best person to advise you in managing this problem. Sometimes it occurs due to excessive use of alcohol or caffeine. In that case cutting on caffeine(coffee/tea and coca cola) and alcohol can resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a hang over cause a heart attack?

Would it be possible that a hang over cause a heart attack?

Not usually: Makes one feel awful! gastritis, reflux, GI distress is more common with the alcohol, but can feel much like a heart attack. I suspect if one is inebriated to a degree that aspiration, pneumonia, hypoxia occur, then heart compromise can happen. ...Read more

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When should a heart flutter be a cause for concern?

Heart flutter: It depends under what circumstances they occur and if you have a history of heart disease. Start with a visit to your primary care md and then proceed on to a cardiologist if appropriate. ...Read more

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What are causes of a heart flutter?

Any arrhythimia: The heart can flutter with premature ventricular contractions ( pvc), premature atrial contractions (pac ), atrial fibrillatrion etc. Fluttering also known as palpitations is basically a symptom and further work up is needed. ...Read more

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Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

No: Well we hate to say never in medicine, but i never heard of heat causing atrial flutter. Perhaps if you were overheated you could get symptoms of your heart skipping, but I am talking about the rhythm called atrial flutter. There are many causes such as hypertension, overactive thyroid, valve problems, and alcohol, but not heat to my knowlege. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a heart flutter?

Should I be concerned with a heart flutter?

Yes: Well, you should get it checked out even though it is probably benign. Most palpitations are benign unless you have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of heart flutter?

Abnormalities/Damage: Abnormalities or damage to the structure of your heart are the most common. However there are other causes: heart attacks, high blood pressure, stress, an overactive thyroid gland, medications, caffeine, lung diseases, viral infections, and/or previous heart surgeries. ...Read more

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Could heart flutter be caused by scratching certain parts of the body?

Could heart flutter be caused by scratching certain parts of the body?

No: Although anything is possible , i can't think of a way that those two things are related. ...Read more

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Could sadness cause heart flutter?

Unlikely: Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding. Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter should be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause a heart flutter?

Can alcohol cause a heart flutter?

Yes: Atrial fibrillation, one of the most rhythm disturbances, can be caused by alcohol, and when people get it after binging it has been called "holiday heart." it usually occurs after larger doses of alcohol, and would indicate drinking at unsafe levels. Safe levels are less than 7 drinks per week in women, and no more than 3 drinks on any drinking occasion. If you drink more than this, talk to md. ...Read more

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Does red bull cause a heart flutter?

Does red bull cause a heart flutter?

Yes: Any of these types of energy drink can stimulate the heart and cause heart rhythm problems. These should be avoided in general for routine consumption, especically if prone to heart symptoms or rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Can too much gatorade cause a heart flutter?

Can too much gatorade cause a heart flutter?

Gatorade: There are no stimulants like caffeine etc. In gaorade. Therefor, i doubt that it would cause arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

Maybe, but....: As a general rule, exercise is more likely to reveal an underlying heart problem that was already there than to cause a heart problem. ...Read more

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Does fiber cause heart flutter?

Does fiber cause heart flutter?

Probably not: I have never seen or heard of that. If you just mean palpitations or a fluttering sensation in the chest, perhaps. Some people get bloating from a high fiber diet and that could possible cause fluttering sensations in the chest. All palpitations are not related to actual irregular heart beat. The palpitation is just a sensation that you get of fluttering in the chest. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is. ...Read more

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Can heart flutter be caused by chemo and menopause?

Yes, either: Heart palpitations can be caused by either low estrogen levels, fluctuating estrogen levels, or chemotherapy. Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and 5-fu are chemotherapies that commonly cause palpitations. The steroids (prednisone) given with chemotherapy can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could hormonal imbalance and periods cause heart flutter?

Could hormonal imbalance and periods cause heart flutter?

Yes: Palpitations are common in menopause and are related to changes in hormone levels. Hormones are commonly given to women to treat those symptoms. Palpitations are just the fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly caused by the heart skipping, or beating faster or more forcefully. Sometimes the fluttering sensation is due to something else and the heart rhythm is normal. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely. ...Read more

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Can water pills cause heart palpitations?...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Can water pills cause heart palpitations?...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

Many things: The two are not necessarily related. Heart flutter, if you mean sensations of fluttering in the chest, can be caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. But palpitatios can occur even if the rhythm is regular. Numbness of an arm is commonly caused by pressure on a nerve which can occur in the neck, elbow, or wrist. Occasionally, arm numbness can occur with heart chest pain. Also can occur with stroke. ...Read more

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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