Heart palpitations are an uncomfortable awareness of the heart
beating rapidly or irregularly. Palpitations can be caused by stress, fatigue,
or overuse of alcohol or stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine, and they
usually are not a serious problem.
Heart palpitations can feel
There is a pounding or fluttering in the
The heart is doing a flip-flop.
The heart is
skipping or missing a beat.
The heart is racing.
is an extra heartbeat.
The heart is beating in the neck.
If palpitations persist or occur with fainting, near
fainting, or lightheadedness, they may be a sign of a heart problem.
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