A noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness: the stimulants gave me palpitations
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- Most of the time, palpitations and irregular heartbeats are harmless.
- Syncope associated with exertion or palpitations suggests cardiac causes.
- I have had a number of patients in my practice that had their first episode of rapid heart action and palpitation during pregnancy.
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