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Why does the heart flutter at rest only?

Why does the heart flutter at rest only?

Flutter: I read your question as "i only feel my heart flutter at rest". There are many causes of what you may be feeling, but most likely these are benign "skipped beats" most people have them, some people feel them and then only at certain times. Classic is rest, coming home after a busy day and sitting down, or lying down in bed. Discuss with your doctor :-). ...Read more

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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Every couple of weeks I get a heart flutter at rest followed by racing heartbeat. No other symptoms. Cardiologist couldn't detect anything. Worried.?

Every couple of weeks I get a heart flutter at rest followed by racing heartbeat. No other symptoms. Cardiologist couldn't detect anything. Worried.?

Palpitation: What kind of work have you had so far? If you had event monitoring, echocardiogram and thyroid function test and your blood counts everything is ok, it is probably nothing need to worry. This kind of symptoms may also happen with anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more

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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

No: Other things cause increase in heart rate. obesity alone does not. Food that contain caffeine, diet supplements, stress, anxiety all can cause increase in heart rate. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause. ...Read more

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My heart has been fluttering and heart rate around 100 at rest but jumps to 146-160 when I'm up and moving what are some possibilities?

My heart has been fluttering and heart rate around 100 at rest but jumps to 146-160 when I'm up and moving what are some possibilities?

Tachycardia: When heart rate goes above 100 beats per minute, you start feeling heart beats that is called palpitations. Most commonly it is from Anxiety / Stress but at times could be due to underlying heart problems such as Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus tachycardia.
Need to see your doctor and he may put you on medicine such as Beta Blocker to control your hear rate. ...Read more

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I get heart flutters randomly, usually while resting. I have no thyroid and take westroid (1.5 grains due to elevated Rev T-3) & take only 10 mcg of?

I get heart flutters randomly, usually while resting. I have no thyroid and take westroid (1.5 grains due to elevated Rev T-3) & take only 10 mcg of?

Likely hypoT3 effect: Your symptoms could be due to low thyroid hormone. If you have measured reverse T3 (if not get it measured) you may be hypothyroid functionally, regardless of what your Thyroid panel says (esp if it doesn't include reverse T3. More info at this website: https://getrealthyroid. Com/westhroid. Html ...Read more

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Is a v fib, where the bottom of the heat flutters and the blood does not go to the rest of the body, considered a heart attack?

Is a v fib, where the bottom of the heat flutters and the blood does not go to the rest of the body, considered a heart attack?

No: Ventricular fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) that can result from a heart attack. A heart attack implies a blockage of one of the coronary arteries resulting in lack of blood supply (and oxygen) to a portion of the heart. However, ventricular fibrillation has many other potential causes. ...Read more

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How does a heart flutter feel?

How does a heart flutter feel?

Aware of Heart Beat: Heart flutter is an awareness of your heart beat. It may be related to a rapid heart beat, or extra beats and is often referred to as palpitations. It may be caused by stress, medication, or other lifestyle considerations and in the absence of structural heart disease is of little concern. It however also can be a marker of a serious heart problem so if persistent consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you describe a heart flutter?

Yes: Palpitations refer to a fluttering sensation in the chest which most commonly is related to the heart beating fast and/or more forcefully and/or beating irregularly. ...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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Can a heart flutter kill me?

Depends.: Atrial flutter not typically. Ventricular flutter might. ...Read more

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Do smells make heart flutter?

It is possible: It is possible that a particular smell could cause a "heart flutter" in an individual. Heart flutter refers to a palpitation. If a person becomes anxious because of a certain smell, this could cause a flutter. Palpitations are associated with atrial flutter, whick can be cause by a large number of causes (drugs, illicit drugs, caffeine) as well as diseases (abnormalities of the heart. ...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 reflux feel like a heart flutter?

Can reflux feel like a heart flutter?

Yes: Heart flutter can mean almost anything to different people. I have had patients note "palpitations" or "gurgling" in their chest from a hiatal hernai and I have also had patients with proven severe erosive esophagitis develop symptomatic arrhythmias (apc, vpc and paf) which resolved with treatment of their reflux. So "heart flutters" may or may not be causally associated with reflux/hiatal hernias. ...Read more

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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 more

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Does a heart flutter mean heart problems?

Does a heart flutter mean heart problems?

Not necessarily: Fluttering in the chest, depending on one's sensitivity, may reflect some irregularity in the heart rhythm. Those may be normal for any given person, but indeed may be a harbinger of something more serious. Discussing this with your doctor will allow your doctor to get some tests (ecg, holter or event monitor, possibly an echocardiogram and/or stress test, and blood work) to sort this out. ...Read more

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Why could your heart flutter when you yawn?

Why could your heart flutter when you yawn?

See Below: Because in young people flutter or atrial fibrillation could be activated by the structure in the right atrium and at the superior aspect of the inferior vena cava and yawning is usually a symptom of vagal tone and may lead to arrythmias through the same process. Cold drinks with ice can lead to acute atrial fibrillation through the same process. ...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?

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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How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

Medicines: With medicines to control the heart rate, to prevent clots in the heart, and to convert the flutter back to a regular rhythm and keep it there. Also at times the heart is given a shock to convert the rhythm back to normal. ...Read more

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Will I be able to feel the heart flutter in my chest?

Palpitations: Heart fluttering symptoms can be felt as skipped beats, thumps, heart racing or slowing. They can cause dizziness, shortness of breath or cause one to pass out. Chest pain is also reported by some people. ...Read more

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What is the surgical procedure to fix a heart flutter?

What is the surgical procedure to fix a heart flutter?

Ablation: Ablation is a technique performed in in electrophysiology laboratory where the electrical behavior of the heart is mechanically altered. Although this is an invasive procedure, it is not technically surgery. Early in the history of ablation, surgical ablation was performed. Now that the percutaneous techniques have been refined, surgery is rarely performed for atrial flutter.. ...Read more

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I am having what feels like fluttering. Heart palpitations?

Get checked.: You should be evaluated with a history and physical exam. In addition an ekg and perhaps a 24hour recording (holter monitor) would be useful to characterize the cause and help to decide if any treatment is necessary. It may be helpful to avoid excess caffeine and alcohol. ...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