PALPITATIONS

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Certain medications, nicotine, caffeine, fever, infections, dehydration, pregnancy. Palpitations may also be caused by a more serious condition that requires medical care. For instance, you may experience them if you have:

What are the Symptoms of Palpitations?

Dizziness, difficulty breathing, sweating, chest pain are some of the symptoms of palpitations.

How are Heart Palpitations Diagnosed?

The following tests may be required:

How are Heart Palpitations Treated?

Most heart palpitations will go away on their own. Reducing stress and anxiety is important, reducing stimulants such as caffeine/nicotine/cold medicine/decongestants. In more serious cases medications may be needed to prevent recurrence and as a final resort cardiac ablation procedures may be needed to deal with more difficult heart rhythm abnormalities.

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