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Had a d&c a month ago could my hormones be making my heart feel like its fluttering?

Had a d&c a month ago could my hormones be making my heart feel like its fluttering?

Atrial fibrillation: Or a transient arrythmia is unusual. I would go see your doctor about this and make sure you are off caffeine. And any other stimulants. Let them evaluate you and decide what to do.

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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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Why does it feel like my heart keeps fluttering?

Why does it feel like my heart keeps fluttering?

Palpitations: You're having an unusual awareness of your heartbeat. The medical term for that is palpitations. Cardiologists, and in particular electrophysiologists deal with these problems all the time. The first step is an ekg, and then a wearable monitor to see what specific rhythm problem may be to blame. Good luck!

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Heart felt like is was fluttering or quivering for like 29 seconds. What could that be? It felt like it was going to return to regular rhythm.

Heart felt like is was fluttering or quivering for like 29 seconds. What could that be? It felt like it was going to return to regular rhythm.

Palpitations: The symptom you are describing is called palpitations. There are several abnormal heart rhythms that can come and go suddenly (PSVT is one). See you regular doctor and get set up with a heart monitor that records your rhythm. If the palpitations become persistent, or you develop lightheadedness or chest pain go to an emergency department.

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Why would a heart flutter sometimes like it got off beat?

Why would a heart flutter sometimes like it got off beat?

Many reasons: Many times the heart skips or beats irregularly in people who are otherwise normal. So most of the time we don't know. There are certain types of heart rhythm problems which are associated with actual abnormalities and disease in the heart. Examples are thyroid problems, anemia, heart muschle problems, and valve problems.

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My heart keeps jumping and fluttering like it will beat normally then it'll pound once what causes this?

My heart keeps jumping and fluttering like it will beat normally then it'll pound once what causes this?

PACs or PVCs: Premature atrial or ventricular contractions. Usually benign and may be ignored. Anxiety and caffein can be causes. If frequent and symptomatic, should see a cardiologist.

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What could be some causes for your heart feeling like it stops for a beat or two then flutters really fast and hard.

What could be some causes for your heart feeling like it stops for a beat or two then flutters really fast and hard.

PVCs and arrythmia: It seems that you have been having pvcs - pre mature ventricular contractions. And a possible arrythmia most likely supra ventricular tachycardia.

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I've experienced a flutter like feeling in my heart more than a few times this week. What could this be? It's enough to take my breathe away

I've experienced a flutter like feeling in my heart more than a few times this week. What could this be? It's enough to take my breathe away

With your age: In mind without other info I would say more likely anxiety or panic attack follow by getting your thyroid check out. Less likely but possible arrhythmia or heart issue.

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Sitting my heart was normal then all of a sudden it hiccuped like a flutter feeling, with pauses lasted 1-2secs then went normal, what Happned? Normal?

Sitting my heart was normal then all of a sudden it hiccuped like a flutter feeling, with pauses lasted 1-2secs then went normal, what Happned? Normal?

Palpitation: If you are young healthy and Physically active person; this is benign (most likely.) THis sudden and Transient racing of heart beat; feels like "fluttering". High amount of caffeine can trigger this kind of symptoms. If happens repeatedly please bring to your doctors attention

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Why do hearts flutter?

Fast heart rate: When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering. It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle.

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What causes the heart to flutter?

Many causes: The feeling of heart fluttering (palpitations) actually may not be related to the heart at all. Palpitations that are related to the heart are usually due to aberrant electrical activity in the heart otherwise known as arrhythmias. There are multiple kinds of arrhythmias, the more common ones are not life-threatening, but need to be evaluated. A heart monitor (holter) is used for this purpose.

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What's it mean to have a fluttering heart?

What's it mean to have a fluttering heart?

Atrial Flutter: Atrial flutter is a special type of rhythm disorder in which there is an extra pathway in the upper chamber of the heart that cycles and stimulates the lower chambers of the heart. The rate can be quite rapid, or can be more controlled depending on how the lower chambers respond to the extra signals. This condition is treated with medications, cardioversion, and/or ablation of the pathway.

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Fluttering heart for about a week. What can I do?

Get an EKG: See your doctor (or a cardiologist or electrophysiologist) and have an ekg done to determine if an abnormal heart rhythm is causing your symptoms. If you're not having the sensation at the time of the ekg, a holter monitor or event recorder may be necessary.

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What should I do if my heart fluttered several times. What does it mean?

What should I do if my heart fluttered several times. What does it mean?

Heart: First & most important is to find the cause so it can be treated. Consult your pcp for evaluation.

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Heart has been fluttering off and on since last night. What could be going on? Should I be concerned?

Heart has been fluttering off and on since last night. What could be going on? Should I be concerned?

Much more: History is needed: is this the 1st time, has youuuuuuuur diet changed, any alcohol, any new over-the-counter meds, any prescritption meds...? HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org

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Hi I've been having this problem for a while now, sometimes my heart will flutter for a few seconds what causes this?

Hi I've been having this problem for a while now, sometimes my heart will flutter for a few seconds what causes this?

Arrhythmias: Your heart can sometimes have irregular beats. If this bothers you, or you have any other symptoms along with it, you should definitely see your doctor to get an ECG or wear an event monitor. That's really the only way you'll know if these feelings are dangerous or not. Hope this helps!

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What causes heart fluttering?

What causes heart fluttering?

Many things: Fluttering is a sensation. A diagnosis involves looking at the heart rhythm on an ecg. Thereare countless rhythm variations. Some are serious, some are benign.