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Who Is at Risk for Palpitations?

Some people may be more likely than others to have palpitations. People at increased risk include those who:

Women who are pregnant, menstruating, or perimenopausal also may be at higher risk for palpitations because of hormonal changes. Some palpitations that occur during pregnancy may be due to anemia.

For more information about these risk factors, go to "What Causes Palpitations?"

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Heart Palpitations Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Heart Palpitations, visit

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