What Are Some Health Conditions Associated With Heart Palpitations?

Heart palpitations are sometimes associated with health issues such as heart disease, an overactive thyroid, abnormal levels of potassium in the blood or not having a sufficient amount of oxygen in the blood, according to the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. Some other factors that can influence whether or not a person experiences heart palpitations are panic attacks, anxiety, stress and fear.

If a person is at risk of developing heart disease or has an abnormal heart valve, they may be more likely to have heart palpitations, according to MedlinePlus. Symptoms such as a racing heart, abnormal heart beat and feelings of the heart stopping or skipping a beat are common in those who experience heart palpitations.