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    Why do I get palpitations all day?

    The palpitations are annoying
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    Dr Michael Davis

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Electrophysiologist and pioneer in catheter ablation and in the management of atrial fibrillation. Expertise in arrhythmia device therapy, coronary care, echocardiography. View Profile

    There are several different reasons for palpitation. Sometimes people have a normal, perhaps fast, rhythm for reasons such as anxiety, an overactive thyroid gland or anaemia. Ectopic heartbeats, usually benign, are a very common cause. Atrial fibrillation is another more concerning reason. Ideally you should have your electrocardiogram (ECG) recorded while you have symptoms, either with your general practitioner or in an emergency department. Often longer term (e.g. Holter) monitoring is required. Once the rhythm is documented better advice can be given.

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