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Experiencing heartburn and belching. Why did I have palpitations also?

For the past week I have been experiencing heartburn and constant belching beginning in the late afternoon and into bedtime . Last night I began experiencing palpitations in addition to the heartburn to the point that it kept me up all night. Tonight I am having the same palpitations, but less heartburn. Any ideas? I am a 22 year old female and have always been healthy.
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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Dear patient,

Pain, or discomfort from abdominal organs can give you tachycardia, or an elevated heart rate with palpitations; commonly as well, it could be related to premature atrial or ventricular beats; rarely, by arrhythmias.

If problems persist, you should see a physician, and see if you need a Holter monitor if symptoms are frequent.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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