I came across this forum when I Googled under "does heartburn cause palpitations." I was self-diagnosed with "deglutition-induced atrial fibrillation" ("swallowing-induced palpitations" in English) last night after I began experiencing brief episodes of significant palpitations whenever I swallowed food. Knowing I had a sound mind, I went on line to find an answer. Somewhere I read there is a link between esophagus/stomach and heart due to the vagal response, which perfectly explains the "mystery" of why I only experienced heart symptoms upon swallowing. Well, about
30 minutes ago, I realized I accidentally got cured (no more palpitations upon swallowing food) after weeping and sobbing during desperate prayers for healing (kind of like how hiccups go away when startled.) It was a miracle with science behind it. I remembered that the vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system. So I did a bit research on weeping and sympathetic nervous system. It turns out since the 1960's researchers have theorized that crying is a response to feeling upset and therefore is governed by the sympathetic nervous system. I believe my prayers were answered and I was healed instantaneously by working up my sympathetic nervous system during prayerful weeping to fight the vagal/parasympathetic system behind my swallowing-induced palpitations! God is good!
Source: I am a stay-home M.D.
Post Edited (deer) : 9/19/2013 4:28:52 PM (GMT-6)