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What does a heart palpitation feel like?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fluttering

It is like a fluttering sensation in your chest.
Some say it feels like something turning over. It can be a skipping sensation or a feeling of the heart racing in your chest. Some patients even describe it as painful. It is an awareness of your heart beating.

In brief: Fluttering

It is like a fluttering sensation in your chest.
Some say it feels like something turning over. It can be a skipping sensation or a feeling of the heart racing in your chest. Some patients even describe it as painful. It is an awareness of your heart beating.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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