Treating Symptoms

Follow the steps to reduce heart palpitations

  • Avoid illegal drugs
  • Avoid stimulant medications, such as: cold, cough and decongestants
  • Decrease coffee intake, tea, chocolate, and drinks with caffeine such as cola.
  • Stay away from alcohol and tobacco products
  • Reduce stress and try to maintain calmness – anxiety, fear, panic and stress can cause palpitations

Call Doctor

  • Make appointment to check abnormal heart valves, heart rhythm issues and panic attacks
  • If palpitations suddenly increase or change rhythm

Call 911

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Pain, pressure or tightness in chest, neck, jaw, arms or upper back
  • Passing out
  • Shortness of breath

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