How to Get Rid of Heart Palpitations

There are different ways to treat heart palpitations. Unless there is an underlying heart condition, surgery is rarely necessary. The best way to get rid of palpitations is to avoid triggers. These triggers include illegal drugs, stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol, and stress. To slow your heart beat down, try deep breathing exercises or deep relaxation. Another exercise to try is yoga or tai chi; these should be done on a regular basis for maximum benefit.

Fast Facts:

  • If you experience palpitations, a journal should be kept as a record of when they occurred, what set them off, and how long they lasted.
  • Once a doctor rules out a serious cause, try not to pay attention to palpitations unless there is a change in them.
  • If palpitations are a new problem for you, you should consult your doctor.