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Why Does My Heart Flutter When I Cough
Vagal Stimulation: Cough and palpitations may be mediated by the same nerve in the body (called the vagus nerve). With significant coughing irriation of the nerve can take place resulting in palpitations or tachycardia (fast heart beat). Usually palpitations associated with coughing are safe but you should be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had virtually every diagnostic test- all negative. Still have constant palpitations, spasms in heart, cough, heart fluttering, chest pain. What is it?
Difficult to answer : These significant symptoms require a person to person evaluation, examination by a doctor, and a variety of testing. A Cardiologist is who you need to consult with. If you have already seen one, then I would recommend a second opinion by another one. ...Read more
Sometimes after eating junk food /having beer, when I lie down I get a heart flutter that my heart races for aboutt 10 seconds. Goes away when I cough?
Ectopic beats?: Everybody's heart does a flipflip once in a while, more in caffeine users; we call this a premature ventricular contraction and unless you have more than 5 per minute, or a run of them, or have pain or faint, it's a non-problem. If by flutter you mean episodes of the heart racing and perhaps taking your breath away, it's probably supraventricular tachycardia. Ask your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
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Hi I have had a nagging cough for the passed month for the passed few days every time I cough my heart flutters could you tell me why this happens ?
What would cause me to have heart pounding and fluttering accompanied by a cough that comes in spells of about 30-45 minutes?
My heart seems to skip a beat. Do i need to see a doctor? For a couple weeks now I have been noticing a fluttering in my neck (right below where you would take my pulse) that makes me cough a little. My husband listened to my heart and when it did that my
Yes, : Yes, you should visit your doctor. This is most likely a non-serious arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), but further diagnosis and management decisions would be based on a careful history, your risk factors, a physical exam and an electrocardiogram (ecg). Depending on the results, your doctor may also elect to order an echocardiogram and/or ambulatory heart monitor. If this is a non-serious condition, there may be no treatment necessary. But, if the symptoms are a nuisance or the condition is more concerning, there are numerous treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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