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Heart Palpitations

Call your doctor now, even if you have no symptoms other than the palpitations. Your doctor may want you to get an EKG while you have palpitations to see if you do have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is not dangerous except in very rare circumstances. However, there are advantages to getting early treatment if you are sure the palpitations started within the past 24 hours and not before.


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