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When should I see a doctor about heart palpitations?

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If you have heart palpitations, see your doctor. Get immediate medical attention if they come with:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Palpitations."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "What Are Palpitations?" "What Causes Palpitations?" "How Are Palpitations Treated?"

Pregnancyandchildcare.org: "Heart Palpitations During Pregnancy."

WomensHeart.org: "Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: Why Women are Different from Men."

Heart-palpitations.net: "Heart Pounding After Eating."

Mayo Clinic: “Chest X-Rays: Why it’s done.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 17, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Palpitations."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "What Are Palpitations?" "What Causes Palpitations?" "How Are Palpitations Treated?"

Pregnancyandchildcare.org: "Heart Palpitations During Pregnancy."

WomensHeart.org: "Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: Why Women are Different from Men."

Heart-palpitations.net: "Heart Pounding After Eating."

Mayo Clinic: “Chest X-Rays: Why it’s done.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 17, 2019

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