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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
Every couple of weeks I get a heart flutter at rest followed by racing heartbeat. No other symptoms. Cardiologist couldn't detect anything. Worried.?
Should I exercise? Should I see a doctor? I had a strange heart flutter yesterday, where my heart fluttered for a second and then got really slow and weak. It remained slow and weak for a few hours and for the rest of the night I had occasional chest pain
Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?
You need: Further evaluation for arrhythmia with a holter or event monitor. ...Read more
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?
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
I am having what feels like my heart having random flutters. I also ger short of breath even when im resting. Could it be serious?
Cld be: Deserves a good cardiac evaluation & treatment based on findingsg. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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