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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Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I too...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The r...  Read Full »

What causes chest trembling?

Query: Hi doctor, Occasionally, I feel the random trembling feel on the right side of the left breast nipple. It may occur once a day, but not on every day. There is no pain and it started a week ago. I do also feel pain in stomach and heartburn. I am currently on Pan 40 at night and Ecosprin once a week. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anoop Mathew


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you are having palpitations. At your age, disturbances in heart rhythm are very common. About 1 out of 5 people in their 90's have this condition known as atrial fibrillation. Hence, we need to rule that out. If the condition does not resolve by ...  Read Full »

What causes heart palpitations feeling in the chest and head?

Query: Female, 25yo, 163cm, 58kg. Shift worker- nurse/midwife. Three months back, I went to GP with thumping chest that i could feel in my head and hear in my ears, headaches, tiredness. Halter monitor normal, ECG normal. Brain MRI normal. Bloods normal except low iron (13). Started on Maltofer. Symptoms...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna


Answer: Thanks for your query. Very interesting case reports. I think you had iron deficiency anaemia. I strongly suspect you have haemotological issue. Please do holter testing again, especially when you have palpitations. Do you do any exercises or brisk walk, does the palpitations appear? If not, not...  Read Full »

What is the reason for skipped heartbeat and palpitation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 225 lbs. My concern is about heart palpitations. I keep experiencing missed beats/heart palpitations. I feel like my heart is going up and down to my belly and losing air for a second or two. I am currently taking Hydroxyzine 50 mg as needed.   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are extra beats or ectopics in your ECG (electrocardiography). These are usually benign and not serious in most of the individuals. However, we would want to rule out the possib...  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like heart palpitations, skipping beats, fatigue, and stomach issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing heart palpitations, skipping beats, fatigue, stomach issues, and muscle pains which have been unexplained for years now. I have severe health anxiety and I am constantly worrying I am on the verge of dying or have a serious medical problem. I have been to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are various neurotransmitters in the brain that control our mood, thoughts, and behavior. A response is generated by mind in the condition of fear, fight, and flight called sympathetic stimulation. Sometimes without any external fear this system activates caus...  Read Full »

My elevated troponin gets back to normal within 3 hours. Is it possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having dizziness and lightheadedness. I fainted a couple of weeks ago and I am having palpitations regularly. My resting HR (heart rate) is 40s-50s and I am not at all athletic, I often feel bad when it drops low. I had a blood test for Troponin and the levels were elevat...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You had fainted, palpitations, and resting HR (heart rate) 40s-50s. I suggest you to do 24-hour Holter monitoring to evaluate the cause. Based on the report, subsequent action could be taken.  Read Full »

I have chest pain with palpitations and acid reflux. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know if everything that happens on my system are still normal. First, mild chest pain. I do not know if it is associated with high blood pressure since I also experience headache almost everyday. The headache feels like there is something that snaps on upper back part of my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Gul

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned of mild chest pain, acid reflux, headache, palpitations and sometimes dizziness. Chest pain and acid reflux are related to weak lower sphincter of oesophagus and gastritis. Palpitations and dizziness are related to decreased hemoglobin in young fem...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for strong palpitations at the age of 26?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I am 52 kg weight with 5.4 feet height. I just want to ask what could be the possible diagnosis for my heart because I experience strong palpitations. My 2D echo says I am normal and the ECG results are the same. What could be the other findings regarding my...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I have seen the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Such episodic palpitations may be due to paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), which occur and spontaneously resolve. They are not present every time so they may not be capt...  Read Full »

Are my heart palpitations due to ARVD?

Query: Hi I’ve recently noticed that I’m having heart palpitations more than I used too and when I’ve searched online I’ve come across a condition called AVRD and I’m now worried that I might have it. I occasionally feel light headed but I don’t feel faint. I have no oth...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Its unlikely to be ARVD. ARVD as a cause for palpitations overall would be very rare, may be less than 1 percent. Palpitations has numerous other causes and most common in this age group are psychological or anxiety. Also, in the absence of other right sided symptoms like swelling, abdomin...  Read Full »

Why am I having single heart palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old and having regular single heart palpations. I have an Apple Watch which provides an ECG and this shows my heart is beating at regular intervals, but there is fairly regularly a single beat which is much larger. I can feel this in my stomach/chest area and feels like a...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the results you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are experiencing missed beats aslo known as premature ventricular contractions. They are are usually benign (harmless). Your symptoms can be worsened by drinking, caffe...  Read Full »

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