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Could sadness cause heart flutter?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding.
Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter should be evaluated by your pcp.

In brief: Unlikely
Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding.
Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter should be evaluated by your pcp.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Sorry for your sadness but it doesn't cause heart flutter. Hope things brighten up!

In brief: No
Sorry for your sadness but it doesn't cause heart flutter. Hope things brighten up!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Stress can cause arrhythmia -- but atrial flutter requires preexisting substrate.

In brief: No
Stress can cause arrhythmia -- but atrial flutter requires preexisting substrate.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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