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Nature Boy
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Heart palpitations when running?
Had a series of these this morning. It freaked me out so I just stopped since I was almost done. I’m 41 and this has happened before (once in a while). I’ve had EKG and stress test recently and everything looks good. No other symptoms. Could this be related to higher humidity/heat? Anyone deal with these when doing cardio?


Popths
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
See your doctor.


Nature Boy
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I did, like within the last 6 weeks. Stress test, EKG, etc all clear. I’ve read that unless accompanied by other symptoms there’s almost never harmful. What I’m curious about is if any other runners have dealt with something similar.


Possumslayer
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
Did they put a monitor on you that you wear at home?


Nature Boy
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
No. I think they didn’t believe it was necessary. I’m in decent shape, no pain or other symptoms.


Jim Rockford
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I usually get them while cooling down.


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NOFOX
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I’d check in with my doc even if by email. Also would think about getting an Apple Watch 4 to collect data. Know a guy recently in his 30’s who went out for a run and didn’t make it back home.
This post was edited on 8/8 at 11:00 am


LSUA 75
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
Stress tests aren’t 100 % reliable, I would think 24 hour Holter monitor would be useful,especially during run.Could very well be caffeine or electrolyte issue though.
I would think seriously about the Apple Watch.


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lsu5803tiger
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I get them sometimes when electrolytes are off, usually potassium. Eat some K rich food, goes away.


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Eureeka181
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I have had them on and off for the past week, along with dizziness/light headedness. Then like magic, it all stopped and i got a cold. I have attributed those symptoms to the beginning of this illness (although i can’t say they are related for sure). Any chance you’re coming down with something?


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McLemore
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
Tell us more about your running habits. What's your electrolyte intake look like?


Nature Boy
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
Good tip to email doc. He called me and said he didn’t think there was anything to be concerned about and recent stress test looked good, but I’ll do the monitor for a week and see if they can catch one. I’m thinking not properly hydrating and electrolytes off is the likely cause. Gonna watch intakes (food and drink), do the monitor, and see what happens. Really nice of the doc to call.


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Nature Boy
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
Goal is 3-4 times per week. Couple miles now but building up for 5k season. It’s hot AF right now, even early AM. Dehydration is a likely part of it.


McLemore
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
My first step would be to order a bottle of Saltstick on Amazon and hydrate while popping those (see label for dosing) before during and after runs.


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ThePoo
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I had an irregular heartbeat (pvc). Although scary sometimes, or a little jarring it’s nothing. I was ekg’d, stress tested, echo’d, and monitored for 30 days. Even got some events recorded on it (I was in my lower 20s at the time)

In the end, the doctor said it was nothing to worry about, that it would be a nuisance but not harmful. Gave me some tips on what to do to help lower the occurrence

Irregular heartbeats are very very common, most of the time it is nothing and can be brought on by almost anything from something you ate or drank to the position you are in. When it involves your heart though, always get it checked out and if the doctor says it’s ok, try to not let it bother you when it happens

It’s hard to ignore something in that area, but thinking about it and worrying about it can make the symptom more common


couyon2
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re: Heart palpitations when running?
I am a pretty avid runner....or I should say I enjoy running. I was diagnosed with Long QT syndrome, a heart arrhythmia, this past weekend after two episodes of cardiac arrest. There are several different types but the particular one I have is where the electrical system in my heart misfires when I go from an at rest state to active. Pluming is fine, the electrical code is why the building inspection didn’t pass.

Over the years I thought it was light headiness, low blood sugar, or out of breath etc. Before I had a pacemaker put in my RHR was in the low 40s...I am 29 btw. The only reason I was diagnosed with this exact arrhythmia is because I coded during an EKG in the hospital.

Definitely go get things checked out and if it continues to happen get checked again. Could end up saving your life like it did mine.
This post was edited on 8/11 at 6:20 pm


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