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Should I worry if my heart flutters?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe
The sensation of feeling your heartbeat (heart flutters) is called palpitations and most of the time it is a completely benign symptom. However if it is accompanied by weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, passing out, or chest pressure/pain.
..Or you have a history of heart problems it can be the sign of serious illness and should be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Maybe
The sensation of feeling your heartbeat (heart flutters) is called palpitations and most of the time it is a completely benign symptom. However if it is accompanied by weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, passing out, or chest pressure/pain.
..Or you have a history of heart problems it can be the sign of serious illness and should be evaluated by a physician.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
We all get this from time to time, heavy coffee drinkers more than others. If it bugs you more than 5x/minute, or you get the symptoms listed above, a physician's office visit for a rhythm study is in order.
Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Generally not
Unless sustained or symptoms result.

In brief: Generally not
Unless sustained or symptoms result.
Dr. Rick Koch
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