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Why does my heart flutter when I cough?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Vagal Stimulation
Cough and palpitations may be mediated by the same nerve in the body (called the vagus nerve).
With significant coughing irriation of the nerve can take place resulting in palpitations or tachycardia (fast heart beat). Usually palpitations associated with coughing are safe but you should be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure.

In brief: Vagal Stimulation
Cough and palpitations may be mediated by the same nerve in the body (called the vagus nerve).
With significant coughing irriation of the nerve can take place resulting in palpitations or tachycardia (fast heart beat). Usually palpitations associated with coughing are safe but you should be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Extrasystoles
Sometimes when we cough the changes in intrathoracic pressures will trigger extra heart beats.
In general this isn't something worrisome.

In brief: Extrasystoles
Sometimes when we cough the changes in intrathoracic pressures will trigger extra heart beats.
In general this isn't something worrisome.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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