Heart palpitations are a common symptom of anxiety . Palpitations are often described as an unusual awareness of the heartbeat or feeling your heart pounding or racing. While palpitations are rarely serious, if you are experiencing these, it is a good idea to get checked by your doctor as sometimes palpitations can signal arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia or atrial fibrillation.
Palpitations can be a frightening experience. You may worry that you are having a heart attack or think that you are going to die. You may feel that you have just exercised and knowing you haven't, you worry that there is something wrong. Palpitations can occur at any time. You may feel them when walking around, sitting still or when you are at rest. The stress you feel because of the unusual feeling of your heart pounding can make it more difficult to calm the palpitations. It may seem that the more you pay attention to your beating heart, the harder it pounds. Health Central expert Jerry Kennard ind...
CHF; Congestive heart failure; Left-sided heart failure; Right-sided heart failure - Cor pulmonale
Symptoms of heart failure most often begin slowly. At first, they may only occur when you are very active. Over time, breathing problems and other symptoms may be noticed even when you are resting.
However, heart failure symptoms may begin suddenly after a heart attack or other heart problem.
Common symptoms are:
Shortness of breath
with activity, or after lying down for a while
Swelling of feet
Swelling of the abdomen
Irregular or rapid pulse
Sensation of feeling the heart beat ( palpitations )
Loss of appetite
Other symptoms may include:
Alternative Names Myocardial infarction; MI; Acute MI; ST-elevation myocardial infarction; non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction Symptoms Chest pain is a major symptom of heart attack. You may feel the pain in only one part of your body, or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back. The pain can be severe or mild. It can feel like: A tight band around the chest Bad indigestion Something heavy sitting on your chest Squeezing or heavy pressure The pain usually lasts longer than 20 minutes. Rest and a medicine called nitroglycerin may not completely relieve the pain of a heart attack. Symptoms may also go away and come back. Other symptoms of a heart attack include: Anxiety Cough Fainting Light-headedness, dizziness Nausea or vomiting Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly) Shortness of breath Sweating , which may be extreme Some people (the elderly, people with diabetes, and women) may have little or no chest pain. Or, they ...
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