Can someone die from heart palpitations?

Very unlikely. This is rather unlikely, but can potentially happen, dependent on what the palpitations represent. If the palpitations are the result of a malignant cardiac rhythm, then they can lead to death if left untreated. Also, if they lead to fainting spells, they may lead to accidental deaths (fainting while driving or being in a dangerous situation).
No. Heart palpitations is a symptom. Causes of death are as a general rule not symptoms. For example, someone could die from a heart attack and for some people (especially women) there may be no symptoms except loss of appetite (i.e. Loss of hunger).

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Hello can one die from heart palpitations?

Depends. palpitations refer to a symptom= a sensation of your heart racing or skipping or irregularity. Sometimes one can have a panic attack and "feel" the heart racing when in fact it is not. Best to correlate by trying to correlate with your pulse as that is an accurate reflection of your true heart beat. If your heart beat is fast for no reason,or skipping and irregular you should have it checked out. . Read more...
Rarely. There are very dangerous heart rhythms that might cause symptoms like palpitations when they occur. So the heart palpitation is the symptom however the cause of the heart palpitation, very rarely, might be fatal. In most cases, heart palpitations are quite benign. Read more...

Am 19. I've read stories of ventricular tachycardia and sudden death and am worried every time I have heart palpitations. Reassurance would be great?

Relax. We all have occasional extra heart beats. If you have a structurally normal heart (no weakening of the muscle) and no other familial risk factors (Long QT, ARVD, Cardiomyopathy, etc.) then you really don't have anything to worry about. Ask your doctor to get an EKG and or a 24 hour monitor. A physical exam should be sufficient but if you need more reassurance an ECHO would be beneficial. Read more...

Why does someone have heart palpitations?

Irregular heartbeat. The sensation of palpitation, an awareness of the heart beat, is usually related to the heart beating irregularly, rapidly, and/or more forcefully than normal. At times, patients can get similar sensations in the chest when the heart is beating normally. Read more...
Palpitations. These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. Read more...

Why might someone get heart palpitations?

Palpitations. These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. Read more...

Could milk give someone heart palpitations?

Palpitations. Probably not. On a just theoretical basis, you could be allergic to milk and have an allergic reaction that could be associated with rapid heartbeat. But, there would be other symptoms as well... Read more...

What exactly does it mean when someone is experiencing irregular heart palpitations?

Missig or early beat. Usually regular heart beat is 1 to 1.5 seconds apart. If any beat come earlier or later than regular time, it is called irregular heart beat. Mose common cause in healthy individual is low potassium. Take k-dur 20 meq, one tablet daily for 3 weeks and you will feel better. If this does not help, see your doctor. Read more...

What can someone do to control his or her breathing when they have heart palpitations?

Relax. Seek help. Although some palpitations can compromise cardiac function enough to cause shortness of breath, most breathing issues associated with palpitations are caused by the accompanied panic. Breathing control will not change the palpitations per se; getting to the cause of the palpitations and treating the cause to control or eliminate the reason for the palpitations is the goal. See your doctor! Read more...
Yes but. It may or may not alleviate the palpitations which may require further evaluation. Read more...

Are heart palpitations benign?

Some are,some aren't. The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. Read more...
Palpitation Sx. Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. Read more...