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What causes heart palpitations in a healthy person and can they be an early indication of a potential illness?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Palpitations

Palpitations can be caused by strong emotions such as getting excited, angry or nervous, by vigorous exercises, or by caffeine, alcohol or medications such as sudafed.
There are different types like skipped beats, various rapid beats and/or irregular beats. Medical conditions can cause palpitations, including hyperthyroidism, anemia, hypoglycemia, and cardiac problems. See your doctor for eval.

In brief: Palpitations

Palpitations can be caused by strong emotions such as getting excited, angry or nervous, by vigorous exercises, or by caffeine, alcohol or medications such as sudafed.
There are different types like skipped beats, various rapid beats and/or irregular beats. Medical conditions can cause palpitations, including hyperthyroidism, anemia, hypoglycemia, and cardiac problems. See your doctor for eval.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Lots of things & yes

Many people have palpitations that are not dangerous.
Many people have palpitations as an early indication of illness. The only way to find out what kind yours are is to get a doctor to take a complete history, do a physical exam and monitor your heart to try to see what type of palpitations they are.

In brief: Lots of things & yes

Many people have palpitations that are not dangerous.
Many people have palpitations as an early indication of illness. The only way to find out what kind yours are is to get a doctor to take a complete history, do a physical exam and monitor your heart to try to see what type of palpitations they are.
Dr. Louise Andrew
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