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What causes sweaty palms, heart fluttering and cold feet?

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Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015
Question: Hi... For that past week I have been experiencing sweaty palms and sweaty but, cold feet. On Friday I was having major heart fluttering, miss a beat? It happened more than 20 times. My blood pressure was way up for me. 150/110 and my heart was racing. I did see a doctor but for got to tell him about the hands and feet or did think they were related. I am under a ton of stress... But, have never had this kind of a reaction. Pls help. Seeing heart doctor on Monday.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:

Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your heart racing, major heart fluttering, high blood pressure, together with sweaty palms and feet seem to be caused be an increased adrenergic stress.

It is very important to rule out any possible arrhythmias during those episodes. As this fluttering feeling is recurrent (more than 20 times), besides a resting ECG, an ambulatory 24 to 48 hours ECG monitoring would be helpful for this purpose.

You have to closely monitor your BP values for a few days, and to let them review by your doctor together with some lab tests, like complete blood count, thyroid hormone levels, blood electrolytes, liver and renal function tests, etc.

Probably the most important factor leading to your complains may be just increased anxiety and stress.

But we have to be more prudent and rule out any possible health abnormalities.

Probably a caardiac ultrasound would be necessary if arrhythmia is confirmed.

Meanwhile keep monitoring the situation, and discuss wit hyour cardiologist about this topics.

Hope to have been helpful.

Feel free t oask me whenever you need. Greetings! Dr. Iliri

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka (14 minutes later)
Thank you very much. I had figured that it had to do with stress. I have been reading online (I know that everything online isn't true) about stress and what it can do to the body. Also while I was waiting for your answer my brother had texted me and asked my for money and that started the whole cycle again and very strongly. My husband told me to take a Xanax .5 and that is slowly helping. I really HATE to have to rely on something like Xanax... Anyways I am going to see a doctor tomorrow to go over blood work and have a new EKG taken hopefully we will get some better results. At 36 mother of 2 small kids. I don't need to have heart problems. Thank you for your quick response.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:

Hello again!

It seems to by just increased stress. You don't have to worry and think of possible heart problems.

Nevertheless, a medical check up by your cardiologist on Monday would be prudent.

So, the above mentioned tests would be just a routine way of your check up, or any of them performed if eventual suspicions are raised.

Wish you a good health! Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes sweaty palms, heart fluttering and cold feet?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that your heart racing, major heart fluttering, high blood pressure, together with sweaty palms and feet seem to be caused be an increased adrenergic stress. It is very important to rule out any possible arrhythmias during those episodes. As this fluttering feeling is recurrent (more than 20 times), besides a resting ECG, an ambulatory 24 to 48 hours ECG monitoring would be helpful for this purpose. You have to closely monitor your BP values for a few days, and to let them review by your doctor together with some lab tests, like complete blood count, thyroid hormone levels, blood electrolytes, liver and renal function tests, etc. Probably the most important factor leading to your complains may be just increased anxiety and stress. But we have to be more prudent and rule out any possible health abnormalities. Probably a caardiac ultrasound would be necessary if arrhythmia is confirmed. Meanwhile keep monitoring the situation, and discuss wit hyour cardiologist about this topics. Hope to have been helpful. Feel free t oask me whenever you need. Greetings! Dr. Iliri