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There are many causes of palpitation -
They cause an uncomfortable feeling in the chest or neck, especially on going to bed, after a meal, after strong coffee or tea and very often in the setting of stress -
The headline fact about them is that they are only rarely serious. Very often they are due to extra beats (extrasystoles).
These are premature beats which may not be felt. They are followed by a pause, which is often ‘felt’ and a heavy beat which makes up for the small amount of blood pumped with the previous ‘extra’ beat.
Sometimes palpitation is caused by atrial fibrillation -
The electrical system of the heart consists of very delicate tissues like a spiders web inside th heart. This becomes scarred with age -
These may be shaken loose and can travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism ) or brain to produce a stroke. We try to prevented these at all costs by using some form of anticoagulation.
Diagnosis requires an ECG, a 24h ECG, an exercise test and an echocardiogram to visualise the internal chambers and valve structures of the heart.
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