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Causes of palpitations

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In this article we will discuss about the various Causes of palpitations. So, let’s get started.

Causes

Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation

Ectopic beat

Premature atrial contractions

Supraventricular tachycardia

Junctional escape beat

Heart block

Anemia

AV fistula

Premature ventricular contractions

Anxiety, depression, somatization, and panic attacks

Congenital heart disease

Left ventricular failure

Cardiomegaly

Aortic aneurysm

Brugada syndrome

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

Sinus tachycardia

Mitral valve prolapse

Hypoglycemia

Hypoxia

Valvular incompetence

Thyrotoxicosis

Hypercapnia

Hyperpyrexia

GI distress

Pregnancy

Hyper and Hypokalemia

Hypocalcemia

Hyper and Hypomagnesia

Pheochromocytoma

Hyperthyroidism

Medications such as beta-blockers, vasodilators, anticholinergic and sympathaomimetic drugs.

Substance use such as marijuana, caffeine, cocaines, amphetamines or MDMA.