Palpitations: Symptom and Causes


Heart palpitations can feel like your heart is:
  • Skipping beats
  • Fluttering
  • Beating too fast
  • Pumping harder than usual


Heart palpitations may be caused by:
  • Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, fear, panic
  • Vigorous physical activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Caffeine found in coffee, teas, chocolate, colas, some sports drinks and foods
  • Certain medical conditions  and Certain medications
  • Illegal street drugs: cocaine and amphetamines
  • Nicotine found in tobacco products

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