Heart palpitations are sensations of a hammering, fluttering, or rapid heartbeat, and are brought on by a medical condition, stress, exercise, or medicine. Although unsettling, they are not harmful. Rarely, heart palpitations may be a sign of a more severe heart issue, such as an arrhythmia, which may need to be treated.
Heart palpitations can have the following symptoms of the heart:
The heart palpitations can occur during activities or when you are resting and can be felt in the neck, throat as well as the chest. The majority of the time, brief, occasional palpitations don’t require evaluation. Consult your doctor if you have a history of heart disease and have frequent or worsening palpitations. To determine whether the palpitations are brought on by a more serious cardiac condition, you might require heart-monitoring tests.
If you get heart palpitations together with these symptoms, call for emergency medical help:
The cause of heart palpitations is frequently unknown. Typical causes include
Sometimes, significant issues like an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) might be detected by heart palpitations.
A heartbeat that is abnormally fast (tachycardia), unusually slow (bradycardia), different from the normal heart rhythm, or a combination of the three can all be caused by arrhythmias.
These are the risk factors of heart palpitation:
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