Heart Palpitations Treated in Baltimore at Mercy

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The trusted physicians at The Heart Center at Mercy have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of palpitations. Our cardiologists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and will help you determine the most appropriate steps to address your palpitations.

About the Condition

Palpitations are a sensation of the heart beating too fast or hard, or the feeling of the heart skipping a beat. Often frightening and bothersome, palpitations are typically not serious and disappear on their own. Palpitations can be experienced:

  • With strong emotions, such as stress or anxiety
  • During or after physical activity
  • After taking certain medications
  • After consumption of alcohol, drugs, caffeine or nicotine
  • During pregnancy or hormonal changes
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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Patients who have palpitations can experience the sensation of their heart:

  • Beating too quickly
  • Skipping beats
  • Pounding
  • Flip-flopping

Some patients who experience palpitations have an underlying heart condition. Underlying conditions can include:

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Treatment Options

A patient should see their doctor for treatment of palpitations if symptoms persist over an extended period of time, or if other symptoms are present. Other symptoms can include:

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