Explore Heart Palpitations
Symptoms of palpitations include feelings that your heart is:
You may have these feelings in your chest, throat, or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down.
Palpitations often are harmless, and your heart is working normally. However, these feelings can be a sign of a more serious problem if you also:
Your doctor may have already told you that your palpitations are harmless. Even so, see your doctor again if your palpitations:
Your doctor will want to check whether your palpitations are the symptom of a heart problem, such as an arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
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 www.clinicaltrials.gov.
September 2, 2014
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