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I am having really frequent palpitations where I can feel my

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Hi I am having really frequent palpitations where I can feel my heart flutter for a few seconds. I’ve had about 20 today altogether. I’ve had one of two a week since January but it it getting worse. I don’t feel particularly stressed but I have struggled to cope with hot weather today. I have just been on holiday where I was doing quite a lot of walking and they were happening often when sitting down at rest. I have managed to catch one on my Apple Watch ecg function (it happens at 17s)
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: No history. I feel my health is poor since having Covid last March 2020. I also have been struggling with tachycardia when standing. BP goes from 70 to over 100
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
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Expert:  Tim Brown replied 20 days ago.

Good evening, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Expert:  Tim Brown replied 20 days ago.

I am sorry to hear of this. Your ECG is normal and in sinus rhythm, therefore this implies your palpitations are more likely a more powerful contraction, often seen in stress situations. This is due to adrenaline causing a more powerful contraction.

I would however suggest you get a 24 hour ECG to check, also bloods to check there is no underlying cause such as thyroid dysfunction. If this is normal, I would suggest trying Beta Blockers for symptom control if required.