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Heart palpitations


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Heart palpitations can feel like your heartbeat is very fast, irregular, pounding or fluttering. You may feel them in your chest, neck or throat.

Common causes of heart palpitations include exercise, stress, medicines and caffeine. Less often they can be due to a condition like a heart problem.

Heart palpitations do not always need to be treated. If they're caused by a heart problem, medicines or a procedure can help correct your heartbeat.

Heart palpitations are when your heartbeat becomes more noticeable. They're usually harmless, but may need to be checked to rule out anything serious.

Page last reviewed: 07/06/2022
Next review due: 07/06/2025