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Are heart flutters due to eating a lot of chocolate?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Possibly

There is a little caffeine in chocolate, so if you eat a lot of it you can get enough caffeine to cause palpitations.

In brief: Possibly

There is a little caffeine in chocolate, so if you eat a lot of it you can get enough caffeine to cause palpitations.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Palpitations

Flutters, or palpitations, are essentially irritated or overstimulated heart cells that can fire, much like a muscle twitch, and everyone has different triggers for these.
I usually recommend that people avoid all forms of caffeine to see if they go away, and chocolate can be a commonly overlooked source.

In brief: Palpitations

Flutters, or palpitations, are essentially irritated or overstimulated heart cells that can fire, much like a muscle twitch, and everyone has different triggers for these.
I usually recommend that people avoid all forms of caffeine to see if they go away, and chocolate can be a commonly overlooked source.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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