Heart palpitations have been described in many ways, from feeling like your chest is full of butterflies to the unpleasant sensation that someone has taken a hammer to your chest wall. Whatever the analogy, heart palpitations are an uncomfortable condition to address. At Eastern Shore Heart Center in Fairhope, Alabama, cardiologist Dr. Craig Peterson has extensive experience in figuring out whether your heart palpitations may be a sign of something more serious. If you’re experiencing persistent heart palpitations, call or use our convenient form.
These sensations aren’t confined to your heart as they commonly crop up in your neck or throat. Heart palpitations aren’t tied to any particular activity, either — you can experience them whether you’re on the move or resting still.
If your heart palpitations are persistent, it may be better to take a precautionary approach and make an appointment to be evaluated by cardiologist Dr. Peterson.
Each of these diagnostic tools provides Dr. Peterson with valuable information about your cardiovascular health by approaching it from all angles. Blood work is often a good indicator of underlying conditions such as diabetes that can cause irregular heartbeats, while specialized equipment tracks your actual heart rate under various conditions.
Taken together, the comprehensive testing capabilities at Eastern Shore Heart Center provide Dr. Peterson with a clear picture of your heart health and whether there’s any need for concern. If you’re experiencing heart palpitations, call Eastern Shore Heart Center or use our convenient form.