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5 Reasons for Heart Palpitations

By Dr. Carrie Jones Expert HERWriter
 
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Again, heart palpitations could be due to something with your actual heart system and require a full work-up that often includes an EKG, and maybe a stress-test on the treadmill or echocardiogram to view the heart chambers and leaflets. Either way, talk with your healthcare provider today.

References:

1) Management with Patients with Palpitations. Medscape.com. Web. 11, Aug. 2011.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/745651

2) The Patient's Experience of Heart Palpitations and the Cardiology Consultation: An Exploratory Study. Medscape.com. Web. 11, Aug. 2011.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/582074

Reviewed August 12, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Jody Smith

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