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How long is too long for heart palpitations to last?

Asked by missjena (905points) January 12th, 2010 from iPhone

I’m making an appointment tomorrow but I’ve had an EKG and echocardiogram a year ago. I’m going to need a 24 hour heart monitor. I have a question. I can’t find the answer online. How long do benign heart palpitations last? Since mine last for almost 11 straight hours does that mean it’s not a benign conditiion? I can’t get rid of them and it prevents me from sleep. Help!

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robaccus's avatar

About seventy five years is normal.

missjena's avatar

I’m serious and now I have left sided chest pain. After a severe bout of palpitations can chest pain occur? Is it serious?

lordvader's avatar

I think any felt palpitation should be looked into. I have palpitations and it is my heart’s way of telling me there is a problem. Better safe than sorry! Good luck to you.

missjena's avatar

I’m making an appointment today but can this severe case be stress related?

marinelife's avatar

@missjena Yes, it could be stress related, but with chest pains and long-lasting palpitations, you need to be seen right away.

If it does turn out to be stress related, consider getting an SSRI (anti-anxiety medication), which can really cut down on stress reactions going to your heart.

Please let us know what the doctor says.

missjena's avatar

Well I had an EKG and echocardiogram today and they were both normal. I am now attached to a heart monitor and of course my palpitations arent occuring! Ugh

bitter_sweet_rose's avatar

i had an echo scan waiting on results and blood work palpotations only acurr when i get dizzy idk why yet.

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