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Heart Palpitations

Feeling your heart beating can be uncomfortable. If you don't have any other symptoms, it's likely that this sensation will pass if you relax and are able to think about other things. If it persists despite resting and relaxing, call your doctor's office.

 

Your doctor may want to run an electrocardiogram (EKG) while you are experiencing the palpitations. While stress or anxiety may be the reason for the palpitations, knowing that your EKG looks fine is always reassuring.


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