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What is the difference between a palpate and a palpitation?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Palpate means to

Feel whereas palpitations is a perceived change in heart rhythm.

In brief: Palpate means to

Feel whereas palpitations is a perceived change in heart rhythm.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Totally different

To palpate means to touch and feel.
In examining your abdomen the doctor palpates. A palpitation is a feeling you have in your chest that the heart is skipping or beating hard and fast.

In brief: Totally different

To palpate means to touch and feel.
In examining your abdomen the doctor palpates. A palpitation is a feeling you have in your chest that the heart is skipping or beating hard and fast.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Any dictionary

Can answer this: palpate = feel with your hands, palpitate = sensed skipped or extra beats in the heart.
See my book "maximum healing" & my www.Thepmc.Org website.

In brief: Any dictionary

Can answer this: palpate = feel with your hands, palpitate = sensed skipped or extra beats in the heart.
See my book "maximum healing" & my www.Thepmc.Org website.
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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