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Definition of Palpitations

Palpitations: Unpleasant sensations of irregular and/or forceful beating of the heart. In some patients with palpitations, no heart disease or abnormal heart rhythms can be found. In others, palpitations result from abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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