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What are Palpitations?
Palpitations make you feel like your heart is beating too hard or fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering. You could feel these in your chest, throat or neck.
What causes Palpitations?
Whilst they aren’t usually serious or harmful, they can be bothersome or sometimes frightening. They also aren’t usually serious and are usually caused by stress and anxiety, or because you’ve had too much caffeine, nicotine or alcohol.
In rare cases, palpitations can be a sign of something more serious. If you do have heart palpitations it is important to see your doctor, especially if the come with the following symptoms:
At OneWelbeck Heart Health, one of our leading consultant cardiologists will be able to talk to you about your symptoms, your lifestyle and may need to complete a cardiovascular health screening.
For palpitations, the investigations we can carry out include:
Heart Palpitations Specialists
Our cardiology specialists at OneWelbeck in London are leaders in their field. They are equipped with the latest diagnostic medical technology at custom-built, day-case facilities to investigate any symptoms and ensure you receive the best available care.