My heart will start pounding hard for no reason for about 30 secounds and then go into a fast irregular heart beat, about 110 ppm. This might last about 2-4 hours and then go away.

Does anybody know what this is or what would cause this?
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replied April 25th, 2007
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Re: Heart Pounding
jerry1967 wrote:
My heart will start pounding hard for no reason for about 30 secounds and then go into a fast irregular heart beat, about 110 ppm. This might last about 2-4 hours and then go away.

Does anybody know what this is or what would cause this?


"Heartbeats that are hard and fast are called palpitations. It is normal to hear or feel your heart "pounding" as it beats faster when you exercise or do other physical activities. But if you have palpitations, you might feel your heart beating fast while you are just sitting still or moving slowly.
Many things can cause palpitations. Some causes of heart palpitations include the following:

Heart-related causes. People with an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia may also have palpitations. (Arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat.) Most of the time, palpitations and irregular heartbeats are harmless. However, sometimes the break in your heart's normal rhythm can be a serious problem. You also may have palpitations if you have problems with the valves in your heart. Valves help move blood through the heart.
Non-heart-related causes. Certain medicines, herbal supplements and illegal street drugs can make your heart beat faster. Medicines that can cause palpitations include asthma inhalers and decongestants. Caffeine (found in coffee, tea and soda), alcohol and tobacco can also cause palpitations. People who have panic disorder feel their heart pounding when they are fearful of something or having a panic attack. Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disease and anemia, also can cause palpitations.
Sometimes the cause of palpitations cannot be found. This happens in about 1 of every 7 people who have palpitations. Palpitations in these people usually are not harmful."
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