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What can you do to make the distinction between normal awareness of heart beat and heart palpitations?

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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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