Is it a problem if you feel your heart flutter?

Maybe. Heart flutter or palpitations may be a simple muscle spasm not even related to the heart, or it may be a symptom of a serious heart rhythm disturbance. If accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness or lightheadedness, nausea/vomiting or if persistent, you should be seen immediately. The safest route is to talk to your dr about it so a good history can be obtained.

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Is feeling a heart flutter 4 or 5 times a day unusal and is it a sign of a problem?

Can be a problem . I see you are in Lisinopril and metropolol for htn. I will recommend an ekg, holter monitor and even a stress test to see the response of exercise to your heart. See a physician. Read more...

Does a heart flutter mean heart problems?

Not necessarily. Fluttering in the chest, depending on one's sensitivity, may reflect some irregularity in the heart rhythm. Those may be normal for any given person, but indeed may be a harbinger of something more serious. Discussing this with your doctor will allow your doctor to get some tests (ecg, holter or event monitor, possibly an echocardiogram and/or stress test, and blood work) to sort this out. Read more...
Not necessarily. But if bothersome or lasting more than a couple of seconds further evaluation may be warranted as this could be many things. Read more...

Is drinking 2 cups of coffee making my heart flutter? I've been drinking it for years with no problem. It flutters ALL day now not just right after

Maybe. It sounds like you're having palpitations. That could mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm. You should see your doctor to have an EKG done. 2 cups of regular coffee wouldn't be expected to increase palpitations if that's your normal amount. Avoid other stimulants (energy drinks, nasal decongestants, drugs of abuse). Read more...

Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Check heart. In young person, palpitation or fluttering usually related to stress or anxiety. If frequent and recurrent, should consider ultrasound to rule out structural heart disease or congenital valvular disease. Headache also relates to stress. Could be migraine? See section "Be Still My Heart" in my book Your Vibrant Heart. Free download drcynthia.com/freebook. Read more...