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Many people experience heart palpitations during an anxiety attack. This pounding of your heartbeat can cause you to feel as if you are having a heart attack or as if you are going to die. The good news is that heart palpitations are often not serious and do not signal a health concern.
What are Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations have been described in numerous ways. It can be a feeling of your heart pounding, a racing heartbeat. Some people describe feeling as if they have skipped a heartbeat followed by strong heartbeats. Other people may feel their heartbeat becomes irregular, feeling as if they have periods of weak heartbeats and then periods of rapid heartbeats.
Anxiety and Heart Disease
Recent research has shown a correlation between an increased risk of heart disease and anxiety, therefore, if you are experiencing heart palpitations, it is wise to talk with your doctor and determine if there is a physical cause for your heart palpitations. Some p...
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Ah, love is grand, but palpitations...not so much.
My first experience with skipped beats happened in high school, which is typical for those who have mitral valve prolapse or a "heart murmur," usually a benign condition. Hormones of adolescence can trigger these sometimes noticeable "blips" on the heart's radar screen, but contrary to what we may feel, these are not actually skipped beats.
Premature Ventricular Contractions or Atrial Contractions (PVCs or PACs) are actually the heart's way of making up for a pause with an extra beat which often feels forceful and gets our attention.
Any time we are paying attention to our hearts we probably aren't having a good time. The heartbeat ideally should be unnoticeable to us. Still, millions of Americans are familiar w...
How It Happens The heart pumps blood enriched with oxygen and vital nutrients throughout the entire body by way of a network of arteries. The heart itself must also be supplied with oxygen-rich blood in order to perform its job. Heart disease occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked due to fatty material building up in the arteries and eventually closing them off. This process is called atherosclerosis , or “hardening of the arteries.” The fatty buildup can eventually close the arteries off, or, if the fatty deposit breaks, a blot clot can form, which can also block the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart. As a result, the heart becomes badly damaged due to tissue death from lack of oxygen. Common Symptoms Chest Pain Cold sweats, shortness of breath and lightheadedness Heart attack Coronary heart disease commonly leads to heart attack. If you believe you are experiencing a heart attack, call 911 or contact your emergency response system immediately. Learn more about heart a...
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