Headache, Palpitations (Fluttering In Chest) And Pounding Heart (Pulse)

Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2020

The sensation of a pounding or fluttering heart can be seen with heart rhythm disturbances and other conditions, and headache is a nonspecific symptom that may also be present. Anxiety disorders may also produce sensations of a pounding heart or pounding in the chest, particularly during a panic attack. If you develop sudden symptoms that concern you, seek medical care right away.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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