Premier Cardiology Consultants
Cardiologists located in New Hyde Park, Lake Success, Rochdale, Richmond Hill, Forest Hills & Jamaica, NY
If your heart is racing even though you’re not doing anything physically strenuous, you may be experiencing heart palpitations. Although not always caused by a serious medical condition, heart palpitations should be evaluated. At Premier Cardiology Consultants, with offices in New Hyde Park on Long Island, and Forest Hills, Rochdale, Jamaica, and Richmond Hill in Queens, New York, the experienced team offers comprehensive cardiac care and diagnostic tools to evaluate your heart and provide answers to your questions and concerns. For a consultation, call the office or book online today.
Heart Palpitations Q & A
What are heart palpitations?
Heart palpitations refer to a sensation that your heart is racing while you’re at rest. Other symptoms you may experience with heart palpitations include:
- Fluttering sensation in your chest
- Pounding heartbeat
- Skipping heartbeats
While the changes in your heartbeat may be worrisome, they’re rarely the cause of a serious medical condition.
What causes heart palpitations?
Heart palpitations can develop from many causes. Some of the most common include:
- Emotional response to stress or anxiety
- Stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine
- Certain medications
- Hormonal changes
Heart palpitations can also develop from an arrhythmia, which is a cardiac condition that causes an irregular heartbeat due to changes in the electrical activity of your heart.
When should I see a doctor for heart palpitations?
If you have concerns about your heart palpitations you should consult with a doctor. You should also seek out medical care if you have a history of heart disease or your palpitations are getting worse.
You should seek immediate medical care if your heart palpitations are accompanied by shortness of breath, chest pain, or dizziness.
What can I expect during an evaluation for heart palpitations?
The cardiology team at Premier Cardiology Consultants conducts comprehensive examinations when you come to the office with concerns about heart palpitations. During your evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms and performs a physical exam.
You may also undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG) to further evaluate the electrical activity in your heart.
The team may also recommend event monitoring, which is a portable continuous EKG device that you wear for a set period of time that provides a better picture of cardiac health.
How are heart palpitations treated?
Treatment for your heart palpitations may depend on the underlying cause. In some cases, you may only need to make lifestyle modifications to alleviate your heart palpitations, such as quitting smoking or finding a healthy outlet for your stress.
If your heart palpitations are related to arrhythmia, then the team at Premier Cardiology Consultants focuses on treatment that corrects your irregular heartbeat, which may include the use of blood thinners or a defibrillator.
For comprehensive cardiac care from a compassionate and experienced team, contact Premier Cardiology Consultants by phone or online today.
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