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Why do hearts flutter?
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Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Fast heart rate
When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering.
It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle.

In brief: Fast heart rate
When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering.
It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle.
Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Most common
Reason is premature atrial or ventricular contractions which are generally benign but other arrhythmias not so much.

In brief: Most common
Reason is premature atrial or ventricular contractions which are generally benign but other arrhythmias not so much.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
Usually for various reasons, the rhythm of the heart changes and the patient feels a flutter. Typical reasons are supraventricular or arrhythmias from above the ventricle.
These include atrial flutter and fibrillation.

In brief: Many reasons
Usually for various reasons, the rhythm of the heart changes and the patient feels a flutter. Typical reasons are supraventricular or arrhythmias from above the ventricle.
These include atrial flutter and fibrillation.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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