Heart palpitations are heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable.The heart may feel like it's pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly for a few seconds or minutes. One may get a feeling that heart is beating too hard or too fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering. One will note the heart palpitations in your chest, throat, or neck.
HOW IS PALPITATIONS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition will be done with the help of an ECG or electrocardiogram that will study the heart rate and look for the frequency and cause of the palpitations. Usually, these palpitations are a symptom of a larger cardiovascular condition.
HOW IS PALPITATIONS TREATED?
Treatment of heart palpitations depends on their cause. Majority of cases, palpitations are harmless and go away on their own,so no treatment is needed.Reduction of anxiety and stress, avoidance of certain food and stimulants are suggested so that palpitations are not triggered.
DID YOU KNOW?
Heart palpitations may occur due to any one of the 46 conditions of the heart.