People can reduce or prevent palpitations by treating any related medical conditions and by avoiding the things that trigger palpitations.
- Reduce anxiety and stress.
- Avoid stimulants, such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or amphetamines and illegal ones such as cocaine.
- Avoid medicines that act as stimulants, such as cough and cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine and certain herbal and nutritional supplements.
Continued on page 8: When should I seek medical care?