Should I be concerned with a heart flutter?

Yes. Well, you should get it checked out even though it is probably benign. Most palpitations are benign unless you have additional symptoms.

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How does a heart flutter feel?

Aware of Heart Beat. Heart flutter is an awareness of your heart beat. It may be related to a rapid heart beat, or extra beats and is often referred to as palpitations. It may be caused by stress, medication, or other lifestyle considerations and in the absence of structural heart disease is of little concern. It however also can be a marker of a serious heart problem so if persistent consult your doctor.
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.

Can you describe a heart flutter?

Yes. Palpitations refer to a fluttering sensation in the chest which most commonly is related to the heart beating fast and/or more forcefully and/or beating irregularly.
Yes. The most typical pattern is that the atria contract at 300 times a minutes and conduct to the ventricles in a 2:1 pattern causing a heart rate of 150. There are variations of this, of course.

Does love make your heart flutter?

Only on Valentine's. Just kidding. Any strong sensation or emotion can cause you to sense palpitations or heart fluttering. .. But it shouldn't actually cause rhythm problems. An ekg or holter monitor should be used to see your heart's rhythm.

What are causes of a heart flutter?

Any arrhythimia. The heart can flutter with premature ventricular contractions (pvc), premature atrial contractions (pac), atrial fibrillatrion etc. Fluttering also known as palpitations is basically a symptom and further work up is needed.
Here are few. Hypertension, heart attacks, cardiomyopathy with chf, mitral valve disease, hypertrophic cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, pulmonary embolus, severe copd/emphysema with pulmonary hypertension, Cocaine and amphetamine addiction, alcoholism, anorexia, congenital heart disease like wpw.

Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

No. Well we hate to say never in medicine, but I never heard of heat causing atrial flutter. Perhaps if you were overheated you could get symptoms of your heart skipping, but I am talking about the rhythm called atrial flutter. There are many causes such as hypertension, overactive thyroid, valve problems, and alcohol, but not heat to my knowlege.

How do I know if I have heart flutter?

Heart flutter. This is usually manifested by a sensation of a skipped heart beat. We generally cannot feel our heart beat. If you do have a sensation of a skipped heart beat or palpitation, see your primary care physician for an initial evaluation and if appropriate, he/she can refer you to a cardiologist for further evaluation.
You would feel it. If you don't feel your heart flutter, you don't have to worry about heart flutter. (if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound?).

Why does my heart flutter every so often?

Ectopic beats? Everybody's heart does a flipflip once in a while, more in caffeine users; we call this a premature ventricular contraction and unless you have more than 5 per minute, or a run of them, or have pain or faint, it's a non-problem. If by flutter you mean episodes of the heart racing and perhaps taking your breath away, it's probably supraventricular tachycardia. Ask your physician. Good luck.

Could someone feel his or her heart flutter?

Yes. Heart palpitations are sensations of fluttering or skipped heart beats. Atrial flutter is a rhythm disorder which can often be sensed by people who have it.
Palpitations. Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified.