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Can reflux feel like a heart flutter?
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes
Heart flutter can mean almost anything to different people.
I have had patients note "palpitations" or "gurgling" in their chest from a hiatal hernai and I have also had patients with proven severe erosive esophagitis develop symptomatic arrhythmias (apc, vpc and paf) which resolved with treatment of their reflux. So "heart flutters" may or may not be causally associated with reflux/hiatal hernias.

In brief: Yes
Heart flutter can mean almost anything to different people.
I have had patients note "palpitations" or "gurgling" in their chest from a hiatal hernai and I have also had patients with proven severe erosive esophagitis develop symptomatic arrhythmias (apc, vpc and paf) which resolved with treatment of their reflux. So "heart flutters" may or may not be causally associated with reflux/hiatal hernias.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux or gerd is the leakage of gastric acid into the esophagus.
Symptoms include pain or burning or pressure, or even cough.

In brief: Reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux or gerd is the leakage of gastric acid into the esophagus.
Symptoms include pain or burning or pressure, or even cough.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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