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Why does my heart feel like it is vibrating?

Sometimes my left heart vibrates lasting for few seconds. During this period hands are cold and feel like weak and I feel frightened and few seconds after, it will be back to normal. Why does this happen? This is more often at work than when I am at home. It sometimes happens during my m period.  

submitted by Mala from Malaysia on 1/13/2012


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Mohammad Saeed, MD    

Mohammad Saeed, MDIt sounds like what you are describing are palpitations. You might be experiencing an abnormal irregular rhythm of the heart. Sometimes anxiety, stress and/or excessive caffeine intake can provoke palpitations. If eliminating caffeine does not help, then you should seek medical advice from a doctor in your local area. Thank you.     

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Updated January 2012
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