Racing Heart vs. Irregular Heartbeat: What’s the Difference?

A racing heart isn’t always irregular, and an irregular heartbeat can sometimes be racing. It’s important to know what the exact meaning is of these two terms, as they are often indiscriminately interchanged by writers [...]

Sudden Shortness of Breath with a Racing Heartbeat: Causes

“There are a myriad of reasons someone might experience short-lived palpitations — or the sensation of the heart ‘racing,’” says Michael Hoosien, MD, MSc, a cardiac electrophysiologist with Piedmont Heart Hospital in Atlanta, GA. short [...]

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Can PVCs in a Structurally Normal Heart Mean Danger?

Are you experiencing premature ventricular contractions but recently underwent an echocardiogram that yielded normal results? "When PVCs occur in people with structurally normal hearts, they are usually considered benign,” explains cardiologist Dr. Pam Marcovitz, MD, [...]

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Can PVC’s Cause Early Death?

Just when you’re finally convinced that PVCs are nothing to worry about, a study comes out linking them to early death and heart failure. UC San Francisco researchers spent over 10 years following over 1,100 [...]

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