Specifically, I’m more concerned when I hear about palpitations if they’re prolonged. If they are not going away with rest, and get worse in fact, over a period of time. If they’re happening more and more frequently, and happening several times a day. If they’re associated with other symptoms as well, like chest tightness, breathlessness, dizziness or even blackouts. That would perhaps get alarm bells ringing for me as a cardiologist, and I certainly want to evaluate you in a more detailed way to understand what those palpitations mean from a heart perspective.
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