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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Kindly have a look at my ECG and explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently told that I have nothing to worry about with my heart but when I received a copy of my ECG online I see a number of odd beats and am looking for a second opinion. My heart feels like it stops for a second and then there is a number of fast beats followed by a very stron...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your ECG results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There PVCs. Majority of the time, they are of benign origin and does not pose a threat. Some of the common causes could include taking tobacco, alcohol, caffeine. High blood pressu...  Read Full »

I got sudden palpitations, and dizziness with normal ECG and mild LVH. Is mild LVH a problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I am doing regular exercises, but one day at night I got sudden palpitations, dizziness feeling, high bp, so I went to the emergency room my ECG was regular, sinus tachycardia after that few tests were also done. Lipid profile was normal with no diabetes, and n...  Read Full »

Dr. Malay Shukla


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I believe by regular exercise, you mean that you are involved in some muscle-building activities and some aerobic exercises. The symptoms you described were sudden onset palpitations associated with dizziness continuously, and by the time you reached ER, the palpitat...  Read Full »

Can I take beta-blockers daily or only when I get palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 57-year-old female. Here is my question constant heart palpitations and fluttering, continuous feeling of adrenaline rushing along with palpitations very bad at night but also during the day when sitting in doing nothing palpitations often make you feel nauseous on a 1 to 10 scal...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So palpitations may be due to cardiac arrhythmia, anxiety, and psychological problems or due to increased awareness of one's heartbeat. Now, since your holter was normal during your palpitations, it rules out the possibility of cardiac arrhythmia. So, these are likely ...  Read Full »

I experience some heart palpitations with little pain. What is your opinion?

Query: Hello doctor, I want your opinion on the symptoms I am experiencing. I am a 73-year-old female with 8.4 kilos, and height 5'3". I have been trying to fast during the day for the last two weeks. But have been taking an optimum diet shake in 250 ml morning and afternoon, and having a main meal in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to read your symptoms and as far as losing weight is concerned fasting is the worst way to do that. But symptoms like these should not be overlooked, and you should visit a nearby hospital. Looking at your symptoms and the history that you provided it looks like as a hy...  Read Full »

Are you supposed to feel your heartbeat?

Query: Hi doctor, Are you supposed to feel heartbeat on the right side of your chest? I hear heartbeats on both right and left side of my chest and I feel that I have two hearts. Give me your advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You could feel the extra heartbeat, if you are having palpitations. Palpitation can occur in many conditions. It is mostly due to stress or anemia. It can also occur in some cardiac conditions which can be diagnosed only with a proper history of your symptoms, you...  Read Full »

Can weight loss, sweating and palpitation be due to hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old male, weighing 67 kg, height 176 cm. Current symptoms are weight loss (lost about 5 kg in one month), feeling hot. Sweating, problems falling asleep, difficulty focusing on one task, forgetfulness, change in bowel habits (experiencing loose motion sometimes), palpita...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you have mentioned and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have thyroiditis. Your results show that you have hyperthyroidism but not so bad but your scan results suggest thyroiditis which ...  Read Full »

I have palpitations intermittently while working and during rest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have palpitations intermittently while doing my job and during rest for the past two weeks. Also, I have neck pain and phlegm while coughing. But there is no cough always. I have severe acidity too. Sometimes I take Rantac tablets before food. But it is not reducing. I took the ECG wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your echo report carefully and would explain that it shows mild changes related to arterial hypertension (attachment removed to protect patient identity) but nothing serious. I would recommend increasing the dose of antihypertensive drugs to have better control ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason could be for louder pulse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38-year old, 85 kg, male. Had extensive heart check last year, which came clear. Doctor said I have mild valve insufficiency (doctor said it is normal) and blood pressure of 110/70. Lately, I hear my pulse more noticeably and feel it in various parts of my body (chest, neck, stom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your symptoms (palpitations and pulse feeling through the body) are not related to any specific heart disorder unless you have primary aortic valve insufficiency. When significant (moderat...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, Symptoms are heart palpitation and continuous nonstop neck crack that pains my cervical spine also. I randomly have episodes of heart palpitations, one time I jumped 3 feet out of my bed suddenly being shocked by a hard fast-beating heart palpitation that lasted for seven seconds, tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Listening to your symptoms, the possibility which we need to rule out is of cardiac arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation or PSVT. They occur intermittently so may not be picked up on Holter monitoring as you did not have those symptoms during Holter monitoring. It is ...  Read Full »

Suffering from subclinical hyperthyroidism with anxiety and palpitations.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my 15 year old daughter. Her symptoms have developed most significantly over the past few months, and include depression, weakness, constant light-headedness, shortness of breath (even when sitting still), difficulty taking a deep breath (ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Minal Mohit Vohra


Answer: Hi, It is really sad to know about your daughter. 1. As a matter of fact your daughter seems to have acute thyroiditis. Though the thyroid profile has not shown full blown thyrotoxic state, she has subclinical hyperthyroidism with TSH being suppressed. Since how long has she been like this? Thyroidi...  Read Full »

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