is a feeling of rapid heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat or trouble. Heart palpitations can be stimulated by pressure, exercise, or medications, or rarely due to a medical condition.
Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they are usually not harmful. In rare cases, a symptom of a more severe heart condition, such as arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder), which may necessitate treatment, can be a symptom.
Heart palpitations can feel like your heart:
- His strikes are accelerating
- Flutter quickly
- It beats very quickly
When do you visit the doctor?
Usually, flickering does not need to be evaluated, if it rarely occurs or continues for only a few seconds. If you have a history of heart disease and have frequent palpitations or have worse palpitations, talk to your doctor. You may be suggested to perform heart monitoring checks to see if your palpitations are caused by a more serious heart problem.
Get emergency medical care if your heart palpitations is accompanied by the following:
- Tightness or pain in the chest area
- Severe shortness of breath
- Severe dizziness
Often the cause of heart palpitations cannot be found. Common causes include:
- Strong emotional responses, such as stress, anxiety, or panic attacks
- Violent exercises
- Stimulants, such as caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines, and cold and cough medicines containing pseudoephedrine
- Hormonal changes associated with menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause
- Thyroid hormone is hyperactive or passive
Sometimes heart palpitations can be a sign of a serious problem, such as hyperthyroidism, or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Irregular heartbeats can cause your heart rate to rise very quickly (fast heart rate), unusually low heart rate (slow heartbeat), or an irregular heartbeat.
You may be more prone to heart palpitations if you:
- You feel a lot of stress
- You have an anxiety disorder or have regular panic attacks
- If you are pregnant
- Take medications that contain stimulants, such as some cold or asthma medications
- You have hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroidism)
- You have other heart problems, such as arrhythmias, heart defects, pre-exposure to a heart attack or previous heart surgery