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Contents for Palpitations
  1. Introduction: Palpitations
  2. Causes (566 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (1116 listings)
  5. Drug interaction causes (1403 listings)
  6. Diagnostic tests (24 listings)
  7. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (26 listings)
  8. Combined symptoms
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Palpitations

Palpitation: Palpitation is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Palpitations (Palpitation): See detailed list of causes below.

Palpitations (medical symptom): Abnormality of the heart beat that person can feel

Introduction: Palpitation

Palpitations (medical symptom): The term "palpitations" loosely means any time a person can sense their own heartbeat, and believes it to be unusual or abnormal. Thus, palpitations may be used by patients to describe racing heartbeat, rapid heart beat, slow heart beat, irregular heartbeat, and various arrhythmias.

Article Excerpts for Palpitation:

Palpitations (medical symptom): "Extra" heartbeats, also called palpitations, or premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) happen when there is irritation in the lower part of the heartís pumping chambers. PVCs interrupt the normal heart rhythm and cause an irregular beat that can feel like a "missed beat" or a "flip-flop" in the chest. This can be harmless or it may lead to problems that are more serious. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

Causes of Palpitations (Palpitation)

The list of medical condition causes of Palpitations (Palpitation) includes:

  • Some non-disorder reasons for palpitations may include:
    • Anxiety
    • Fear
    • Stress
    • Memory of a traumatic event - such as an association of a trauma causing a heart jump from temporary anxiety every time it's seen again.

All 566 causes of Palpitations

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More Symptom Information for Palpitation

For a medical symptom description of 'Palpitation', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Palpitations (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Palpitation' may be possible.

More information on symptom: Palpitations:

Palpitation: Palpitation is listed as an alternate name or description for Palpitations. For a medical symptom description of 'Palpitation', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Palpitations (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Palpitation (medical condition): The subjective sensation of the beating of the heart at a rapid or irregular rate

Palpitation: "Extra" heartbeats, also called palpitations, or premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) happen when there is irritation in the lower part of the heartís pumping chambers. PVCs interrupt the normal heart rhythm and cause an irregular beat that can feel like a "missed beat" or a "flip-flop" in the chest. This can be harmless or it may lead to problems that are more serious. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

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