Heart Palpitations While Walking: Causes & Solutions

Is there something inherently unique about walking that causes PVCs or heart palpitations? Yes, there is something that just might be going on only when you walk. Read more…

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Causes of PVCs after Lying Down At Bedtime

Can lying down to go to sleep actually cause premature ventricular contractions? "Most people are more aware of their heartbeat after they lie down at night, thus triggering the perception, but not the reality, of Read more...

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“Why Does My Heart Flutter After Eating?!”

“There are many thoughts as to why one can experience palpitations after a meal,” begins Alvaro Waissbluth, MD, an Ohio-based heart surgeon board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular diseases, and founder of Eat Tank, Read more...

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Palpitations During Bowel Movements: Causes, Solutions

Yes, palpitations CAN occur as a result of a bowel movement, and a cardiologist explains why pooping can make you feel as though your heart skipped a beat. “Anything that causes pain or anxiety can Read more...

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How Does Stress Cause a “Skipped” Heartbeat?

A heart surgeon explains how stress can cause a “skipped” heartbeat. Keep in mind that what may feel like your heart skipping a beat isn’t necessarily actually that at all, but rather, the next beat Read more...

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PVCs after Eating Not Caused by Food

A cardiologist says that PVCs or heart palpitations after eating are not caused by the food or the physical act of eating. "Blood flow is shunted to the intestine after eating, so we can digest Read more...

Are PVCs Connected to GERD in any Way?

There is probably a link between PVCs and GERD. PVC stands for premature ventricular contraction, and GERD refers to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Are PVCs associated with GERD? "I think they are,” says cardiologist Dr. Pam Marcovitz, Read more...

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Strong Heartbeat Awareness: Causes & Solutions

Dang, there goes that “cardiac awareness” again: You REALLY feel your heart beating, or maybe this goes on for long stretches of time—even though you’re not physically exerting yourself. "Some people are just more aware Read more...

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Can Stress Cause PVCs During Calmer Periods?

Can the stress of your life actually cause spontaneous PVCs during those periods when you’re in a more relaxed mood? “PVCs may be caused by overall life stress, but are rarely caused by having a Read more...

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Do PVCs Make Your Heart Skip a Beat or Is It an Illusion?

When you have PVCs, does your heart literally skip a beat, or does it only seem this way? That “skipped” beat has been known to frighten many people, making them think that a heart attack Read more...

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Heart Palpitations During, After Eating: 6 Causes

“Many patients note heart palpitations after meals,” says Chester M. Hedgepeth, III, MD, PhD, Executive Chief of Cardiology at Care New England. “The most common reason for this is dietary caffeine intake during mealtime which Read more...

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HOW Anxiety Causes PVCs

. You already know that PVCs can be caused by anxiety, but just HOW does this mechanism occur? “PVCs, which are extra beats that occur commonly and if they occur in modest frequency are not Read more...

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Can Stress Cause an Extra Heartbeat?

This is about stress causing an extra heartbeat or the sensation of one, rather than the feeling of a skipped heartbeat. “Studies have shown that stress can cause a sensation of a skipped or extra Read more...

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The Truth About GAS Causing Heart Palpitations

A cardiologist, not an online thread layperson, answers the question, “Can gas cause heart palpitations?” I posed this question to Norman E. Lepor, MD, cardiologist, Co-director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Westside Medical Imaging and Clinical Professor at Read more...

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PVCs: Frequency Per Minute, Hour, Day, Dangers

This is all about premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) as far as frequency and what REALLY matters as far as if they mean harm. For this article I consulted with cardiologist David N. Smith, MD, Novant Read more...

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Can Insomnia Increase PVCs (Premature Ventricular Contractions)?

. Are you losing sleep over the worry that insomnia can increase the frequency of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)? For this article I consulted with David N. Smith, MD, a cardiologist at Novant Health Heart Read more...

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Caffeine Causing PVCs: Why, & How Long It Takes

Find out why caffeine causes premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and how long after eating or drinking this substance it takes. For this article I consulted with cardiologist David N. Smith, MD, of Novant Health Heart Read more...

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Women’s Heart Disease: Stress, Stiff Heart, High Blood Pressure

. Don't kid yourself: Women's heart disease is very different from men's in more ways than you may be thinking, and that includes the effect that stress has on the heart. Dr. Gordon A. Ewy, MD, Read more...

Thousands of PVCs, Normal Echo: Get EP Testing

A cardiologist says that if you have thousands of PVCs but a normal echo, you should get an EP test for a possible arrhythmia. For this article I consulted with Dr. Sameer Sayeed, MD, a Read more...

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Why Does Anxiety Cause PVCs?

Anxiety can cause PVCs (premature ventricular contractions), especially if you have anxiety over PVCs.  But just how does this happen; what is the mechanism? I asked this to Dr. Sameer Sayeed, a cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors Read more...

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