Are your heart palpitations a sign or symptom of heart disease?
Consultant cardiologist Dr. Navin Chandra reveals whether heart palpitations are symptoms of heart disease and when you should see a professional.
Palpitations, by definition, are an awareness of the heart beating.
Often palpitations can be felt in the chest, but sometimes they can also be felt in the neck or the ears. Palpitations are very common. It’s a very normal thing to happen, certainly in the context of vigorous exercise, or if you’re in a stressful situation. I get symptoms of palpitations if I’m watching my favourite football team play for example. However, palpitations on some occasions can be associated with heart disease, in particular, if you have a heart rhythm abnormality. If you present with sustained symptoms of palpitations, you should seek an evaluation with a professional…