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What is the difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Different conditions
Palpitation is the sensation that there is an abnormality in the heartbeat.
It is a symptom. A murmur is something heard when listening to the heart. An arrhythmia is any abnormality of the heartbeat and is therefore nonspecific.

In brief: Different conditions
Palpitation is the sensation that there is an abnormality in the heartbeat.
It is a symptom. A murmur is something heard when listening to the heart. An arrhythmia is any abnormality of the heartbeat and is therefore nonspecific.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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Dr. Percy Causey
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: See full answer
A heart palpitation is a symptom--a layperson's term usually suggesting an abnormal heart beat.
A murmur is a sound a doctor hears when listening to your heart. Fibrillation is usually a term for a specific abnormal heart rhythm. An arrhythmia is a broad term for an abnormal heart rhythm.

In brief: See full answer
A heart palpitation is a symptom--a layperson's term usually suggesting an abnormal heart beat.
A murmur is a sound a doctor hears when listening to your heart. Fibrillation is usually a term for a specific abnormal heart rhythm. An arrhythmia is a broad term for an abnormal heart rhythm.
Dr. Percy Causey
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