Constant Heart Palpitations

Constant heart palpitations feel like your heart is pounding or racing at a rate faster than normal or is skipping or stopping a beat and can be felt in the chest, throat or neck. There are numerous causes for constant heart palpitations, such as stress, certain medications and heart disease. Constant heart palpitations may or may not indicate an abnormal heart rhythm and should be evaluated by a medical professional.

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Definition

Palpitations are heartbeat sensations that feel like your heart is pounding or racing. You may simply have an unpleasant awareness of your own heartbeat, or may feel skipped or stopped beats. The heart's rhythm may be normal or abnormal. Palpitations can be felt in your chest, throat, or neck.

See also: Arrhythmia


Alternative Names

Heartbeat sensations; Irregular heartbeat; Palpitations; Heart pounding or racing


Considerations

Normally the heart beats 60 - 100 times per minute. In people...

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