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Why do people get heart palpitations when they get upset?

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Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry
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In brief: Heart rhythm change

There are many different conditions that can cause the awareness of a different sensation - what we call palpitations.
The vast majority of times in healthy people it is a benign condition - extra strong heartbeats due to the fight or flight response can be felt as a change and sometimes benign premature ventricular contractions due to adrenaline. If frequent or if other symptoms, see your doctor.

In brief: Heart rhythm change

There are many different conditions that can cause the awareness of a different sensation - what we call palpitations.
The vast majority of times in healthy people it is a benign condition - extra strong heartbeats due to the fight or flight response can be felt as a change and sometimes benign premature ventricular contractions due to adrenaline. If frequent or if other symptoms, see your doctor.
Dr. Emmett Miller
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Neuroendocrine

Healthy patients' cardiovascular system is modulated by neurologic and endocrine factors.
Young people are most responsive; they are healthy. The sickest patients (eg, diabetics) often show signs of having lost the neurologic input; their heart rate does not vary with emotional or physical stress.

In brief: Neuroendocrine

Healthy patients' cardiovascular system is modulated by neurologic and endocrine factors.
Young people are most responsive; they are healthy. The sickest patients (eg, diabetics) often show signs of having lost the neurologic input; their heart rate does not vary with emotional or physical stress.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
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