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What causes heart palpitations?

I'm 29 years old. I have noticed the last month or so, that randomly, my heart feels as though it is beating either hard or fast for a couple seconds and even more so when I am going to bed. Any ideas on why this could be happening? I haven't been doing anything unusual or strenuous either.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
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Cardiologist 's  Response

Your symptoms could be related to possible cardiac arrhythmia. Anxiety cannot be excluded either. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound
- complete blood count for anaemia
- thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction
- blood electrolytes for possible imbalance.

An ambulatory 24-48 hours would help examine your heart rhythm trends for a prolonged time and exclude possible cardiac arrhythmia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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