Palpitation is when you feel that your heart has skipped a beat or beating too hard and fast or fluttering. The causes can be anything from simple conditions like strenuous exercise, stress, anxiety, low blood sugar, and shock to severe diseases like arrhythmias and heart valve defects. Get medical help immediately if palpitation is accompanied by loss of consciousness, sweating, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.

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I have symptoms of palpitations and PVCs after eating food. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have symptoms of palpitations and PVC beats after eating food. Kindly interpret my ambulatory ECG report.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Holter monitoring reports are normal (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Rare episodes of PVC (premature ventricular contractions) are normal occurrences. Thank you.  Read Full »

I felt some intense full-body vibrations and a buzzing sound while sleeping. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My issue started two or three weeks ago, I was sleeping and felt some intense full-body vibrations and a buzzing sound. After that, it happened again after a week. Since then, I am afraid of sleep and have a low mood, heart palpitations, dizziness, and pressure in my head. Also, I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand the situation. You have anxiety and not an infection in the body. You should try to follow the below lifestyle and get the following blood tests to deal with it. You should do regular exercises for 30 ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms of chest pain, breathlessness, and palpitations due to a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. Sometimes, I have chest pain, pain in my left arm, breathlessness, and palpitations. I have got my ECG done twice six months ago. Also, I had got my blood tests done. All the test reports were normal. Also, I had taken the tablet Etizolam for ten days. I felt better ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. An unusual awareness of our heartbeat is called palpitation. It can occur due to various reasons like: Fast heart rate, slow heart rate, irregular heart rate, being overcautious about heartbeats, and thin, lean...  Read Full »

Could Omeprazole cause changes in ECG and increase my heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, Please read my query and give me your best opinion. I am currently under a cardiologist due to fears that I have had a heart attack in the past and chronic chest discomfort. My cardiologist asked me to take a Holter monitor for 24-hours and the reports he gave me last week were normal. He...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Anxiety and panic are the first possibilities. Sudden onset of palpitations is a very unusual sign of heart attack. None of the investigation and symptoms are compatible with the heart attack. Although there are some ECG changes like Q waves, which can be present, are ...  Read Full »

I feel a pinning sensation in my heart for one or two minutes, which disappears later. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,For the past couple of days, I have been facing this problem. There are some irregular activities happening in my heart, like pinning me in my heart with a sharp needle. It happens for like one to two minutes, and then it disappears. What exactly is happening with me?  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The feeling you are having is called palpitation. Palpitations can feel like the heart is fluttering, throbbing, flip-flopping, murmuring, or pounding. However, in some cases, these sensations can be felt in the...  Read Full »

I am a 43-year-old woman under medications, but I have been experiencing dizziness, palpitations, and muscle twitching for a month. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches and my weight is 51 kilograms. I am currently taking Omeprazole. I was on Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin, and Omeprazole for 7 days towards the end of the last month. I have been experiencing dizziness for over a month now. I am const...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Do not worry. It seems to be due to acidity, lack of exercise, fear, and anxiety. It is not a serious issue. Do not depend on medications. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do yoga and pranayama regularly. Do ...  Read Full »

I felt continuous palpitations after overdoing aerobic exercises. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I overdid aerobic exercises yesterday for 90 minutes after a long gap. After some time I felt continuous palpitations. Should I be worried?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your query and understand your concern. Count your pulse rate if it is more than 100 or is irregular persistently, get an ECG (electrocardiogram) done. ECG will record heart rhythm whether it is normal or abnormal. Do you have any cardiac disease?Thank you...  Read Full »

I am having chest pain and palpitations despite taking medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and I am having mild chest pain for the past one month. I visited a hospital and the doctor asked me to do some tests. My heart echo test was normal but the TMT test was positive. My blood lipid profile was tested and my cholesterol level was below 150, but HDL was 30...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. TMT (treadmill test) positive is an indication of an angiogram. But there can be a 30 % chance of false positive TMT. As your angiogram is normal it can indicate two things, either your TMT is false positive or you may have microvascular an...  Read Full »

I suffer from intermittent dull chest pain and a heavy left arm. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. For the past few years, I have been having dull chest pain with a heavy left arm, which has been intermittent, but recently it has become more frequent, like two to three times a day, and the pain lasts from 45 minutes to hours. I get palpitations that last for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. ECG (electrocardiogram) is fine. Symptoms are unlikely to be due to ischemic heart disease. Regarding episodic chest pain and palpitations, have a Holter monitoring done in which ECG will continuously be recorded for 24 hours. If any chest pa...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old female with incomplete RBBB, palpitations at night, and isolated SVEs. Do these indicate Brugada syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have the following findings in EKG: Right axis deviation. Right ventricular hypertrophy with repolarization abnormality. Incomplete RBBB. Symptoms: Palpitations. The following are the findings on the Holter monitor: The patient had a min HR of 47 bpm, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I will look at your investigations in detail and get back to you in some minutes with a follow-up reply. Thank you.  Read Full »

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