What's An Irregular Heartbeat?

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Alternative Names

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


Prevention

Try to reduce stress and risk factors for heart disease:

  • Don't smoke.
  • Eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Try stress management techniques such as yoga, tai chi, or meditation.
  • Make sure that your blood pressure and cholesterol are under control.

References

Goldman L. Approach to the patient with possible cardiovascular disease. In Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine....

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