I am experiencing fluttering and palpitations in my heart. What could be the reason?

Q. Should I be worried about the ECG findings stating inferior ischemia?

Answered by
Dr. Ilir Sharka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 06, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jul 28, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 34-year-old female. Last year I was suffering from palpitations and was sent for an ECG, whose report I have attached. My doctor said ECG was fine. Yesterday I had a fluttering in my heart again, which lasted about 5 seconds, but my heart was beating fast for about 10 minutes. I am really worried that there is a problem with my heart, but doctors say I am fine. I have also had an echocardiogram which was normal. I am just scared about the cause of these flutters.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your uploaded test results (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are normal, only sinus tachycardia is there. Nevertheless, I would recommend you perform 24 to 48 hours of ambulatory ECG (Electrocardiogram) monitoring to study your heart rhythm better. In addition, thyroid hormones level and blood electrolytes level check would be necessary. You should discuss with your doctor the above-mentioned issues. Kind regards.

Hello doctor,

On the top of the ECG, it states, "consider inferior ischemia" that is why I am worried. I am worrying I have got heart disease. I had my thyroid tested last month, and it was normal. Last year when I was having palpitations, I was given a mini recorder to record the palpitations when they were happening, and the woman in the cardiologist department said the recordings were fine. I have multiple sclerosis. Could this be the cause? Also, does it look like I have inferior ischemia?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Your ECG (electrocardiogram) findings are nonspecific and could not confirm such an alternative. You should not worry about this. Multiple sclerosis could play a role as the nervous system influences heart rate. I hope to have been helpful to you. Regards.

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