Q. How to identify the reason for palpitations?



Hi doctor,

I am suffering from heart palpitations. Also, I have occasional breathlessness. For a while, I used Propranolol. But, it did not work. So, the doctor asked me to do a thyroid test and the result was normal. I do not know what to do. Please help





Welcome to dr.sitehome.info.

Palpitations can be out of two types.

Sinus arrhythmia (only fast heart rate, but rhythm is normal) and this is not to be worried.

Arrhythmias – There are many types of arrhythmias, some are atrial in origin and some are ventricular in origin.

  • If your thyroid profile is normal and you are not relieved by Propranolol, then it can be abnormal rhythms.
  • I would suggest you to go for a test called Holter. It will keep a record of your heartbeat for 24 hours. We can easily see the nature of defective beats and their origin, either atrial or ventricular.
  • I would like to see your ECG, before suggesting any medication. Thank you.

Revert back with the reports to a cardiologist online –> https://www.dr.sitehome.info/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist




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