What's Behind Your Racing Heart?

Vintage Racing Heart

We often associate a racing heart with love and romance, but a racing heartbeat isn’t always a good thing. When you’re contemplating life and love, be sure to check in on heart symptoms you may be experiencing, as they can be signs you should see your doctor.

Things that can make your heart race include:

  • strong emotions like anxiety, fear, stress and love
  • panic attacks
  • caffeine
  • medication
  • dehydration

Sometimes, however, palpitations can be a sign of a more serious condition. If you have heart palpitations, see your doctor.

If palpitations come with these symptoms, get immediate medical attention:

  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • fainting

Learn more:
CHI St. Vincent Heart Specialists