A large cohort study has found that the strongest risk factors for atrial fibrillation in both men and women were a history of palpitations and hypertension. While hypertension is a well known risk...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120516/Palpitations-hypertension-strongest-risk-factors-for-AF.aspx | 16 May 2012
Almost everyone feels occasional heart palpitations -- a change in the heart's rhythm. Palpitations range from what feels like a skip, flip or bump in the heart's rhythm to a sustained, racing...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100716/An-overview-of-heart-palpitations-from-Mayo-Clinic.aspx | 16 Jul 2010
Palpitations - the sensation that the heart has started to race or pound, or feels like it has skipped a beat - are usually caused by a harmless hiccup in the heart's rhythm.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/08/29/29221.aspx | 29 Aug 2007
The term "holiday heart syndrome" was coined in a 1978 study to describe patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced a common and potentially dangerous form of heart palpitation after excessive...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120602/Strong-causal-link-between-alcohol-consumption-and-serious-palpitations-in-patients-with-AF.aspx | 2 Jun 2012
Thousand of people who suffer from irregular heartbeats or conditions termed as arrhythmias are unaware they are at high risk of suffering a stroke. A new survey found that two of three people do not...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110131/Patients-unaware-of-stroke-risk-with-irregular-heart-beat-conditions.aspx | 31 Jan 2011
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) says many young Americans are ending up in hospital because of an abuse of caffeine medications.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/17/20552.aspx | 17 Oct 2006
Symptoms such as heart pain, palpitations and shortness of breath may be transient and can be difficult to record by conventional devices.
http://www.news-medical.net/Portable-ECG-Monitor-from-Omron-Healthcare | 20 Nov 2011
Americans who use illegal diet pills from South America are taking amphetamines without knowing it and seriously risking both their health and their jobs.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2009/01/27/45275.aspx | 27 Jan 2009
When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine. When their caffeine intake from other sources such as cola and chocolate is included, every second child and...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141218/Energy-drinks-jolt-children-adolescents-with-too-much-caffeine.aspx | 18 Dec 2014
Parents beware. If your tots and teens get their hands on your energy drinks, they could experience seizures, heart palpitations or other problems that drive them to the hospital emergency room.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130905/Caffeine-laden-energy-drinks-pose-hazards-to-adolescents.aspx | 5 Sep 2013