Heart Palpitations Can Be Common During Menopause

An older woman’s heart races and flutters. Is it a sign of cardiovascular problems or is it maybe a symptom of menopause?

New research shows that the palpitations are a distressing problem for roughly 25% of women during menopause, but those feelings of a pounding heart or skipped heartbeat have been the subject of very little research, said study author Janet Carpenter. She’s an associate dean of research at Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis.

“We’re not really sure what they are. We’re not sure if they really need a cardiac workup when they’re experiencing the palpitations, and that is something that we hope to learn a little bit more about,” Carpenter said.

Read more from HealthDay, by Cara Murez,  about Heart Palpitations Can Be Common During Menopause



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