Symptoms of palpitations include feelings that your heart is:
You may have these feelings in your chest, throat, or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down.
Often, palpitations are harmless and your heart is working normally. Palpitations can be a sign of a more serious problem if you also:
If your doctor has already told you that your palpitations are harmless, talk to him or her again if they:
Your doctor will want to check whether your palpitations are the symptom of a heart problem, such as an arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).