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1.  Heart Palpitations
A heart palpitation is the sensation that your heart has skipped a beat or added an extra beat. It may feel like your heart is racing, pounding, or fluttering. You may become overly aware of your heartbeat. Thi...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Fluttering heart
2.  Hyperventilation
Hyperventilation is a condition in which you suddenly start to breathe very quickly. Healthy breathing occurs with a healthy balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. While hyperventilating...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • General weakness
  • Tingling
  • Pain
  • Burping
3.  Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat? If you're not a character in a romance novel, that may mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, an...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Slow heart rate
4.  Hyperthyroidism
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck below your Adam's apple. It produces tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), two hormones which control how your cells us...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Vitiligo
  • Hot flashes
  • Heart murmurs
  • High blood pressure
5.  Heart Murmurs and Other Sounds
During a regular medical checkup, your doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat to determine whether your heart is beating properly and has a normal rhythm. This gives the doctor information concernin...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
6.  Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a faster-than-normal heart rate. The term paroxysmal means that it only happens from time to time. In the case of PSVT, the rapid heart rate can last from a few minute...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart rate altered
7.  Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are irregular heart rhythms that occur when the upper chambers of your heart (the atria) beat too fast.Atrial fibrillation can be sustained or can occur in bursts. It creates a...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Tired
8.  Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a very fast heartbeat caused by a malfunction in one of the heart's ventricles. It is a pulse of more than 100 beats per minute with at least three irregular heartbeats in a row. VT ca...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Lightheadedness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Chest discomfort
  • Weak pulse
9.  Atrial Flutter
Atrial flutter (AFL) is a type of abnormal heart rate, or arrhythmia. It occurs when the upper chambers of your heart (the atria) beat too fast. When the top of your heart (atria) beats faster than the botto...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • General weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
10.  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition where your heart muscle, or myocardium, becomes thicker than normal. This interferes with your heart's ability to pump blood.In most cases, HCM doesn't cause an...
Symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Fainting
  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
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