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1. Are palpitation a problem to worry about?
Heart palpitation may be a reason to worry as it may be associated with severe underlying medical conditions like heart disease, thyroid, heart failure, heart valve disease and anxiety.
2. What are the different causes of palpitation?
The heart palpitations may be due to: (1) any underlying disease, (2) exercise, (3) stress, (4) dehydration, (5) pregnancy, (6) alcohol intake, (7) drugs abuse and (8) more caffeine intake.
3. Are palpitations a warning sign of heart attack?
Heart palpitations are usually harmless, but they can signify heart attack if accompanied with chest pain, chest pressure, dizziness and fainting.
4. Does palpitation need medical treatment?
Palpitation may need medical treatment if a person has some other additional symptoms like: (1) weakness, (2) dizziness, (3) fainting, (4) lightheadedness, (5) unconsciousness, (6) excessive sweating, (7) breathing problems, (8) chest pressure, or pain and (9) a pulse rate of more than 100.
5. What is the treatment for palpitations?
Treatment options for heart palpitations depend upon the cause. It can be treated with a surgery, by reducing stress or anxiety, use of medication or using a pacemaker to normalise abormal heart rhythm.