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I am having heart palpitations every few minutes for past 2 to 3 days. What are the complications?

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I have been having heart palpitations every few minutes for 2 to 3 days now
Posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 32 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

You should consult with Physician/ cardiologist and get your ECG and 2 D echo.

Heart palpitations may be due to cardiac problem or due to systemic illness.

Cardiac problem may be arrhythmias or structural problem. Palpitations may be due to AV block/ atrial fibrillation/ VPC's/ APC's/ Atrial Flutter. Very effective treatment is available and you may remain asymptomatic after taking these medicines.

If these cardiac investigation has doubt then you can go for electro-physiological studies of heart.

If your ECG is normal then systemic cause should be searched out.

Blood investigations are thyroid profile, serum electrolytes, complete blood count, renal function test.

Put your query if you have.

Best regards,

Dr.Mayank Bhargava
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