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51 yr old having heart flutters while lying still, no pain, cough to stop it. Reasons ?

I am a 51 yo healthy female. I have been having heart flutters for several years now . . . happens mostly when I am lying still, although it just occurred while working (sedentary job). When it happens, I will generally start coughing to make it stop. Not sure why it happens . . . does not cause pain. Do you have an explanation for this?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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There are many reasons for such flutters. It is called as palpitation.
I advice you to consult a doctor and preferably take an ECG during the attack. Any change in the heart rate or rhythm can cause this.
All the best.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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