• Shiming Liu
  • Rui Zeng


Palpitation is defined as an uncomfortable sensation of a forceful, rapid or irregular beating of the heart. The sensation may be described as “fluttering” “flip-flopping” “pounding” or “jumping”. Heart rate may be fast, slow, regular, or irregular. As palpitation is an occasional manifestation of potentially life-threatening arrhythmias, Detailed medical histories and physical examinations, followed by targeted diagnostic tests, are necessary to distinguish cardiac causes from others.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiming Liu
    • 1
  • Rui Zeng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyGuangzhou Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySichuan UniversityChengduChina

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