5 doctors weighed in:
How can you determine heart palpitation in infants?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
"palpitation" is a symptom and infants can't complain of symptoms.
However, you can detect an arrhythmia by palpating the pulse, listening to the heart, or placing the baby on a heart monitor or doing an ekg.

In brief: No
"palpitation" is a symptom and infants can't complain of symptoms.
However, you can detect an arrhythmia by palpating the pulse, listening to the heart, or placing the baby on a heart monitor or doing an ekg.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Define palpitation?
The idea that a baby could sense a heart rhythm abnormality and react to it is an interesting ?.
If the ? Is more: can we detect irregular beats? Yes. They are evident on listening to the heart, a heart monitor or extended EKG rhythm strip. Infants can vary a lot hour to hour in their rate, may have occasional ventricular beats or varied atrial beats & still be within normal limits.

In brief: Define palpitation?
The idea that a baby could sense a heart rhythm abnormality and react to it is an interesting ?.
If the ? Is more: can we detect irregular beats? Yes. They are evident on listening to the heart, a heart monitor or extended EKG rhythm strip. Infants can vary a lot hour to hour in their rate, may have occasional ventricular beats or varied atrial beats & still be within normal limits.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors