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Could steroids make the heart flutter?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not directly

The sensation of palpitations is fairly common and steroids (depending on the type, potency, and route of administration) have many possible adverse effects, including some cardiovascular ones.
However, it is more likely that the underlying condition for which you are receiving the steroids, or associated conditions, may be the root cause of the "flutter". If persistent, talk to your doctor.

In brief: Not directly

The sensation of palpitations is fairly common and steroids (depending on the type, potency, and route of administration) have many possible adverse effects, including some cardiovascular ones.
However, it is more likely that the underlying condition for which you are receiving the steroids, or associated conditions, may be the root cause of the "flutter". If persistent, talk to your doctor.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Steroids can promote arrythmias.

In brief: Yes

Steroids can promote arrythmias.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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