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Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: The vagus nerve?

The association between GI activity (e.
g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats.

In brief: The vagus nerve?

The association between GI activity (e.
g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats.
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Doesn't

Any association you've observed is purely coincidental.

In brief: Doesn't

Any association you've observed is purely coincidental.
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