Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

Intermittent heart palpitations while resting along with heart burns, headaches. Serious?

I have been having heart palpitations these past few days and they are beginning to concern me. I have experienced these in the past, but not with the same severity. It feels as though the wind is being knocked out of me. It doesn t happen when I am exercising or anything. It usually occurs when I am just sitting there. It has been getting worse. Today it has been happening at least 2 times an hour. Now I am experiencing some heart burn and occasional head aches. I tried to call my doctor to schedule an appointment,but the office was already closed. I m just not sure if I should wait to hear back or go to urgent care or to the hospital. In the past I was told it might just be a random thing that I had to live with. So I don t want to make an unnecessary trip to the hospital. But I also don t want to blow off something that could be serious.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  26
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Cardiologist 's  Response
hi, your symptoms of resting palpitations cannot be ignored. Is it increase in heartbeats or perceiving a forced heartbeat you are calling as palpitation. If heart beat is increased you have to attend hospital and take an ecg . If it does not show any increase in heart rate you can slowly evaluate further for palpitations.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor