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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

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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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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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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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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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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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