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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Heart Palpitations: The First Time My Heart "Skipped a Beat"

Admit it. The title of this little sharepost sounds romantic, doesn't it? My heart skipped a beat. Zing!went the strings of my heart. Well my heart went Boom when she crossed that room...


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...

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