Palpitations

Palpitations are the feeling of very strong or irregular heartbeats in the chest. They are a form of arrhythmia. Causes of palpitations range from mostly harmless (e.g. emotion) to common causes that need investigation but are probably not life-threatening (e.g., excessive caffeine) up to possibly serious heart disorders ...

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Introduction: Palpitations

What Are Palpitations? Palpitations (pal-pi-TA-shuns) are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat, or neck. They can occur during ...1

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Symptoms of Palpitations

Palpitations (pal-pi-TA-shuns) are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat, or neck. They can occur during activity or even ...2

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Complications of Palpitations

When to get emergency help Call 999 for an ambulance or visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department if you have heart palpitations and any of the following symptoms:

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Causes of Palpitations

Many things can trigger palpitations, including:

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Causes List for Palpitations

Some possible causes of Palpitations or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Palpitations

Some types of this condition may include:5 Types of palpitations:

  • CTCAE Grade 1 Palpitations
  • CTCAE Grade 2 Palpitations
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Diagnosis of Palpitations

How Are Palpitations Diagnosed? First, your doctor will want to find out whether your palpitations are harmless or related to a heart problem. He or she will ask about your symptoms and medical history, do a physical exam, and recommend ...6

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Risk Factors for Palpitations

Who Is at Risk for Palpitations? Some people may be more likely than others to have palpitations. People at increased risk include those who:

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Misdiagnosis: Palpitations

Just Your Heartbeat? Most people are unaware of their heartbeat as they go about their everyday lives. If something causes you to suddenly become more aware of your heartbeat, it can seem abnormal, whereas it may simply be an increase ...

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Treatments: Palpitations

How Are Palpitations Treated? Treatment for palpitations depends on their cause. Most palpitations are harmless and often go away on their own. In these cases, no treatment is needed. Avoiding Triggers Your palpitations may be harmless but bothersome. If so ...7

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Prevention of Palpitations

You can take steps to reduce or prevent palpitations. Try to avoid things that trigger them (such as stress and stimulants) and treat related medical conditions. ...Source: NHLBI (NIH)8 ...

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References

  1. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ hpl
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  6. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ hpl/ diagnosis
  7. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ hpl/ treatment
  8. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ hpl

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