Palpitation

What is Palpitation?

Awareness of heart beats Forcible, irregular, fast or slow, even outside the chest... Confirmed by ECG Often harmless / sometimes serious Needs cardiologist to assess

Questions and answers on "Palpitation"

Hi!
I am a 51 year old woman with a BP of 131/58 & Pulse rate of 86. Is this normal?

doctor1 MD

No, Normal BP is 120/80 and pulse should be 72 beats per minute. Are you having palpitations also?

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My partner has major heart palpitations dizziness blurred vision chest pain.had chest xray and blood test other day and came back clear.but now has beta blockers and today suffered palpitations chest pain dizziness and pain in left arm what does this mean

doctor1 MD

Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your partner's situation and problem.
Beta blocker is known to cause dizziness.
But we need to rule out cardiac cause first. As palpitations, left sided chest pain and arm pain are seen mostly in heart disease.
So better to consult...

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I have been experiencing heart palpitations for years. Sometimes they can be quite aggressive and other times quite mild. Although not all day, I do have this every day, and at different times.
I have, over the years had a number of ECGs and other checks. Can this condition be a normal/natural phenomena?

Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Don't worry, if exam results ok. It's normal...

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sue!

Heart palpitation are more likely due to premature ventricular bits. Those are normal if no other problem is found on cardiac examinations.

If you were my patient I would like to suggest running the following...

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Is beta cap tr safe to use i had palpitations and my heart beat from 80 to 90 beats per minute. Plzz

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is propranolol… it belongs to a class called beta (adrenergic) blockers and one of the first medicines introduced in that class… It has a wide dose range too.     

It has several uses –blood pressure, palpitation, migraine...

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I am having palpitation at center of chest my B.P is normal my feeling of palpitation like watch beat now dr suggest me clopidogel one tabs every day night is it ok my ecg show abnormality but destruction in some times dr. heart rythem abnormal

doctor1 MD

Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     Clopidogrel is anti-platelet – preevents adhesion and hence clot formation.. nothing to do with rate directly...
      The first step is to see a Cardiologist / Irregular heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG). Standard ECG records the...

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Hi, good day to all i have a question i wanted to know why i am always havings heart palpitations evrytime i eat something but when i eat salads it don't happen at all can someone please tell me what they think is wrong with me right now i am eating a double mint gum and my heart is beating irregular like crazy please i need some answers im scared that im gonna die thanks and god bless.......

doctor1 MD

Hello.Welcome.Constant stress and anxiety can lead to heart palpitations even in the absence of any medical problem.Consult your doctor and get investigated for anemia,hyperthyroidism and ECG to rule out medical problems.Good luck.

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My 94 year old father suddenly has swollen feet and ankles. He s been very healthy but is on Warfarin (2.5 mg, Lisinopril (10 mg) due to a mini stroke that he had 6 years ago. He s also had a cough for the last 2 days and has to keep clearing his throat. He grimaces when he swallows but says he doesn t have a sore throat . His doctor s office is closed right now so not sure whether to take him to urgent care. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Hello Frank,

Swollen feet and ankles (check if pitting) in a 94 year old man who has a history of stroke and probably high blood pressure (given the in take of lisinopril 10mg) is suggestive of a congestive heart failure coupled with the presence of cough. You should take him to the ER now for...

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soar throat and palpitations null

doctor1 MD

Hello

Welcome

You should get your investigations done like haemogram , x ray chest ,sputum examination .

I would like to know your age.

You should get your cardiac status checked.

It can be due to tuberculosis also so consult a physician.

It can be due to stomach causes in which endoscopy is...

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i have palpitation when i want to sleep.. what should i do..it start midnight saturday till now its i cant sleep properly because if i start to sleep there is palpitation..but when i meet therapist the say my heart is normal due to ecg ..please help me.. i didnt sleep properly for 3 days~

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
What you are experiencing seems to be more of psychological feeling it would be better if you consulted a psychiatrist, also you can get a thyroid profile done along with blood Hb levels to rule out causes like thyrotoxicosis and anaemia which can cause...

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Yes, does Finesteride cause heart palpitations. A sense that the heart is skipping a beat or beats during one minute?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes it can cause palpitation though not very common

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Yes Finasteride can cause palpitation a day the skipping of heart beating .

Per say , It's not very common .
One reason is that it decreases blood pressure slightly and hence the heart reacts to the same by...

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Recent questions on  Palpitation

doctor1 MD

Hi, i hope you can help me , i m a 52 year old male and have a history of high blood pressure , it has effected my heart causing a problem called left ventrical hypertrophy i ve been on cozzar for the past 4 years and beteblockers for 10 ...the last echo i had showed that the lvh had reversed so my cardioligist told me to stop taking the cozzar as my blood pressure was slightly low...ive been feeling unwell recently with really bad episodes of chest pain and palpitation and heart flutter but the monitor i had on only showed minor missed beats ..when i was feeling the episodes of palpitations i pressed the button but when the results were looked at ..the opinion was that they were only picking up artifact , could it be that the interpretation was wrong? as i know i was having really bad episodes at the time of pressing the monitor..i ve asked him to do a physiology test as i know it would eliminate me having to wear the monitor again and also if there was something wrong they could fix it possibly with ablation but he doesn t want to do the physiology test as he doesn t think he will gain anything by doing it ...can you tell me can i insist on getting the electrophysiology test done and do you think i should maybe go back on the cozzar any help you can give me will be much appreciated ...many thanks

doctor1 MD

I m a 35 year old male. 310 lbs. And 6 1 . I have diabetes and it is not totally under control. I have a high pulse, usually runs around 100, but my blood pressure and cholesterol are both perfect every time they re checked. I will go through boughts of chest discomfort and what I guess are palpitations. My heart beats fast and I am very aware of it in my chest, neck and left arm. There is slight pain on or around where my heart is. No slightness of breath. This can sometimes go on for days. Been checked by cardiologist and found nothing wrong, but the speed of the pulse and awareness of rapid and intense heart beats is very troubling. Any idea what s going on with me?

doctor1 MD

A Pleasent Good Day,

Started having palpitations over 6 months ago. Seemed worry-sum then, doc here reccommended i be monitored with this strap-round belt for 24 hours...It happens off an on still. No strenous activites, but why hasn't it all call quits.

How do i know how serious this is or may become?

doctor1 MD

I am a 57 year old lady. Last year during a general check up my ECG revealed myocardial ischemia. My cholesterol and triglycerides levels were well within limits. I have been taking cardace 1.25 mg and ecosprin 75mg since then as advised by my physician. This year, that is on 2nd March I again opted for a general check up and found to my dismay that my total cholesterol (278 mg/dl) and triglycerides (189 mg/dl) levels had gone up. I have been now prescribed Lipikind. Also I have been given iron supplement as my Haemoglobin is 10.3 gms%. On the morning of 4th March (1 am to 2 am) I was having racing heart syndrome with heavy palpitation and very high pulse rate. My hands became numb and most part of my body had become cold. I became normal after 45 mts after my husband pressed/massaged my foot and leg. During the period when I had the syndrome I was constantly talking loudly about safety of my family etc. I visited the toilet immediately therafter and was completely relieved for the night. On the forenoon of 6th March around 11 am when I was just relaxing lying down after lunch the symptom of palpitation started. Immediately I pressed each palm with the other and massaged my fingers. The symptom died down after 10 minutes. My search on the Internet only shows that there are many out there having the symptom and have been living with it for even up to 3 years. But I just want to rule out some of the oft mentioned causes such as Thyroid problem, Magnesium deficiency and Mitral valve prolapse. I am told by a relative that a doctor in Mumbai says that this may be due to the new drugs (Lipidkind) I have started taking only some 4 days back and that this symptom will wear off soon. But please advise me.

doctor1 MD

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when I first wake up in the morning I have sweaty feet fast heart rate 140 Plus it lasts about 20-30 minutes and then I'm fine the rest of the day I've had blood work I've had everything only thing I have is Hashimoto's.

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I have just started a phentermine/topamax combo for weight loss , very low dose. First day, having serious insomnia , so just took a 50 mg trazadone . Is there danger of an interaction?

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