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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No
Heart palpitations is a symptom. As a general rule, causes of fainting (i.
e. Loss of consciousness) are not symptoms.

In brief: No
Heart palpitations is a symptom. As a general rule, causes of fainting (i.
e. Loss of consciousness) are not symptoms.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Yes
? If heart palpitations can cause fainting.
The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast.

In brief: Yes
? If heart palpitations can cause fainting.
The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Dependent on the cause of palpitations, if the person is having very fast cardiac arrhythmias, he/she can very well pass out (faint).
The fast heart rate or the type of arrhythmia can cause a low cardiac output state leading to low blood pressure and the resulting fainting episode.

In brief: Yes
Dependent on the cause of palpitations, if the person is having very fast cardiac arrhythmias, he/she can very well pass out (faint).
The fast heart rate or the type of arrhythmia can cause a low cardiac output state leading to low blood pressure and the resulting fainting episode.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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