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ECG and stress test normal. Why do I get palpitations?

Hi my name is Devon and I m having heart palpaitions and thought it was coming from my heart but I went to heart doc. And got the stress test done and they took pictures of my heart and done the ECG not sure what it s called where they look at your heart on a monitor. But everything came back normal. So I was wondering what could be causeing the palpaitions...
Asked On : Sun, 17 Jun 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Standard ECG records the electrical activity of the heart, for a few seconds. It can detect the arrhythmia occurring during that time only. If the episode occurs randomly or precipitated by a specific activity like exercise, one needs Holter or event monitor. Holter records for days; Event monitor for weeks / Holter records continuously / Event monitor only at certain times .

Anaemia / Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much tea, coffee, cola) / Fever / Infection / Pain / Stress / Thyroid / Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium / Medicines like Phenylephrine used for ‘cold’; Salbutamol used for asthma and so on - may be responsible.... / Illicit ‘drugs’ like Amphetamine are notorious to cause abnormal beats / At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) or disease of the conduction system may be responsible!
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Wishing speedy recovery
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Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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