If you ever get that feeling like your heart has skipped a beat, or even that you have an extra heartbeat, it could be a sign of heart palpitations. With the help of board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, of Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. and our team, you can get started on effective heart palpitation management. Book your heart palpitations exam online or call either clinic location directly to schedule an appointment.
heart palpitations Q & A
Heart palpitations — also known as heart fluttering or skipping a beat — can come on quickly and disappear suddenly or occur for long periods on a regular basis. In either case, heart palpitations are not something you should ignore, since they could be linked to:
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Stress or anxiety
Pregnant women commonly experience heart palpitations throughout pregnancy, due to changes in hormone levels. Usually, this issue resolves shortly after labor and delivery.
You can also experience heart palpitations if you consume too much alcohol, chocolate, or caffeine. Sometimes, heart palpitations are even caused by your medications, including antibiotics and over-the-counter drugs, particularly diet and cold medications.
Because heart palpitations could be a sign of something serious, it’s important to come to Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) as soon as your symptoms begin. Our Team encourages you to schedule an exam right away if you are experiencing:
Abnormal heart rhythms
Dizziness or fainting (syncope)
Heart throbbing, pounding, or flip-flopping sensations
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, Our Team can help. He conducts comprehensive screenings to get to the root of your heart palpitations. He may connect you to a 24-hour Holter monitor as you go about your daily activities, so he can thoroughly diagnose you and talk with you about treatment options.
Treatments for heart palpitations are likely going to include a combination of medical therapies and lifestyle changes. Your heart palpitation treatment plan from Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) may involve:
Deep breathing exercises
Improving your sleep habits
Changing your medications
Drinking more water and limiting caffeine
High blood pressure or high cholesterol management
Our Team works diligently to ensure you get your heart palpitations under control, so you won’t have to struggle with symptoms another day.
Before living another day with heart palpitations, schedule an exam at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) You can conveniently schedule your appointment online or over the phone.