Stay away from things that can trigger palpitations. These include caffeine, nicotine, cold medicines with pseudoephedrine, energy drinks, and stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamines. Reduce stress, get regular sleep and exercise.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away for:

  • Dizziness or fainting.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • Shortness of breath.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional if:

  • Symptom is new.
  • Happens with other symptoms that cause worry.