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Is palpitation the same as an irregular heartbeat too?

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Dr. Mark Gabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not exactly

Palpitations usually describe an awareness of ones heart beat.
Sometimes people are aware of a normal but more rapid heart beat, sometimes extra beats are the cause and in some, ongoing irregularity of the heart beat (most common example atrial fibrillation) may be the cause.

In brief: Not exactly

Palpitations usually describe an awareness of ones heart beat.
Sometimes people are aware of a normal but more rapid heart beat, sometimes extra beats are the cause and in some, ongoing irregularity of the heart beat (most common example atrial fibrillation) may be the cause.
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