Practice diagnosis and treatment of palpitations

2021-04-16 04:46 PM

If palpitations are repeated many times, it may be suggested to have an electrocardiogram with 24-hour continuous monitoring to detect heart-related diseases (arrhythmia, atrial rhythm, atrial fibrillation ...).

Palpitation is an abnormally fast and strong heartbeat. Palpitations can be a natural bodily response to specific causes such as exertion, stress, or panic, but can also be a symptom of illness, occurring even during muscle times. can be completely at rest, with many accompanying pathological manifestations.

Causes

Excessive exertion, such as running fast, heavy lifting, climbing ...

Fear, stress, or anxiety.

Using too many stimulants such as alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes ...

Heart rhythm disturbances.

Atrial fibrillation.

Hyperthyroidism.

Diagnose

Keep track of your progress since the onset of palpitations. If it lasts too long or repeated many times, accompanied by symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness ... can indicate that this is a sign of a serious cardiovascular disease.

If palpitations are repeated many times, it may be suggested to have an electrocardiogram with 24-hour continuous monitoring to detect heart-related diseases (arrhythmia, atrial rhythm, atrial fibrillation ...). Thyroid function tests may be available.

Treatment

Palpitations due to specific causes such as overactive activity, fear, use of stimulants ... usually do not last long, do not repeat many times and do not need treatment, just rule out the cause

Palpitations caused by pathological causes need to diagnose and determine the cause and conduct treatment according to the cause.