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

I just checked my bp and it was said to be 110/40. Is this a dangerous level? Sometimes when I get nervous or worried thoughts I have this kind of involuntary palpitation around the middle of my chest. I hardly have any pains though.What should I do?

doctor1 MD

About two hours ago, I noticed my right thigh was unusually warm to the touch. When I got home, i checked webmd and came up with deep vein thrombosis. I did some research and I m having a LOT of the symptoms of dvt. I noticed that I ve been having random heart palpitations more frequently recently, which is starting to seriously worry me since the article I just read said those are one of the more serious symptoms. Do I need to rush to the emergency room right this second, or can I wait until the morning when my doctors office opens?

doctor1 MD

My Mom had Cardioversion last Thursday and it was unsuccessful and then had a pacemaker placed on Monday and went home from the hospital this past Tuesday. She has developed a sore throat, more on one side and feels like it might be one of her tonsils. Could this be in any way related to her surgery? Also, she has been feeling, what she says, feels like palpitations. Could this be due to her heart maybe slowing down and the pacemaker taking effect and getting her heart back in rhythym? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Hello, Over the past 6 weeks I have been having heart palpitations, along with rapid heart rate (90-110 resting) and hand tremors. I am an otherwise healthy 29 yr old women. I saw my dr and he did ekg and labs. My blood work came back normal, and my ekg showed incomplete rt bundle branch block. I just saw a cardiologist today, and he ordered a holter monitor and echo. He doesn't seemed concerned with my symptoms. He listened to my heart rate sitting (in the 80's) then had me stand quickly and it jumped up past 100. He says this makes him think I may be lacking sodium?? He says I should eat more salty foods. I feel like I do, however, I watch my intake and aviod salt when possible. I really don't think I am lacking salt in my diet. Do you think the lack of over salted foods could cause these symtoms suddenly? Thank you...

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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