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25 possible causes of "Fluttering heart, Shortness o..."
Symptoms:
  • Heart murmurs
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
1. Heart Attack Overview
In the movies, heart attacks are always very obvious. In reality, heart attacks aren't always so sudden or dramatic. Read our brief overview for information about heart attacks.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Liver enlarged
  • Heart murmurs
  • Swelling of scrotum
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Indigestion
2. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. You have four heart chambers: two atria in the upper half of the heart and two ventricles in the lower half. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Chest pain
  • Heart rate altered
  • Swollen legs
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
3. Congestive (Dilated) Cardiomyopathy
Congestive cardiomyopathy, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is characterized by a weak primary pumping chamber in the heart. Your heart automatically attempts to correct for this inefficiency. In turn, thi...
Symptoms:
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Swallowing problem
  • Choking sensation
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Moist skin
4. Panic Disorder
Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of having a panic attack. You are having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror that has no obvious cause. You may experience physical symptoms such as ...
Symptoms:
  • Leg pain
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Unable to take deep breaths
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pleuritic chest pain
5. Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that affects the lungs. Typically, a blood clot travels from another area in the body before becoming lodged in one of the arteries that supply blood to the lungs. A pulmonar...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Fidgeting
  • Numbness
  • Chest pain
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
6. Hyperventilation
Hyperventilation is a condition in which you suddenly start to breathe very quickly. Healthy breathing occurs with a healthy balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. While hyperventilating...
Symptoms:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart rate altered
7. Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. It's not a single disease, but rather, a number of different heart disorders all caused by the same thing: the heart working unde...
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • General weakness
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
8. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a faster-than-normal heart rate. The term paroxysmal means that it only happens from time to time. In the case of PSVT, the rapid heart rate can last from a few minute...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
9. Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are irregular heart rhythms that occur when the upper chambers of your heart (the atria) beat too fast.Atrial fibrillation can be sustained or can occur in bursts. It creates a...
Symptoms:
  • Lightheadedness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting
  • Fluttering heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest discomfort
10. Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a very fast heartbeat caused by a malfunction in one of the heart's ventricles. It is a pulse of more than 100 beats per minute with at least three irregular heartbeats in a row. VT ca...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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