Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 383-388

Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Fehaid Alanazi, Khalid Ayidh Alotaibi, Fehaid Saleh Almutlaq, Ahmed Abdulrahman Aldahash, Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Palpitations are a sensory symptom and are often described as a skipped beat, rapid fluttering in the chest, pounding sensation in the chest or neck, or a flip-flopping in the chest. Palpitations are nonspecific and can be a symptom or a diagnosis. This study aims to measure the level of awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: The cross-sectional study, distributed among the adult population who were both male and female in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. Data were collected by pre-tested questionnaire and analyzed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 22 to assess the level of awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia. Results: The study included 331 respondents; about 31.1% of them were within the age range of 18-30, 11.5% were less than 18 years, and 93.1% were from Saudi Arabia, while 6.6% were Non-Saudis. For the general awareness, out of 331 respondents, only 70 participants who had experienced any heart palpitations were taking medications. Also, the Chi-Squared test also confirms that there is a significant relationship between medication used and experiencing Palpitations. Conclusion: Palpitations due to cardiac origin could be because of any reason, including arrhythmias, valvular heart diseases, cardiomyopathy, and pacemakers. The second most common cause is of psychiatric origins, such as a panic attack, anxiety, depression, and somatization. Overall, there is a need for an increased level of awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Palpitation, awareness, cardiovascular diseases, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Fehaid Alanazi
Head of Internal Medicine Department, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Ayidh Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Fehaid Saleh Almutlaq
Medical Intern, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Abdulrahman Aldahash
Medical Intern, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenani
Medical Intern, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Khalid Ayidh Alotaibi, Medical Intern, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah city, Saudi Arabia.; khalidayidh1@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Dec 2019
Accepted 26 Dec 2019
Published online 17 Jan 2020

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Alanazi F, Alotaibi KA, Almutlaq FS, Aldahash AA, Alsenani AI. Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


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Alanazi F, Alotaibi KA, Almutlaq FS, Aldahash AA, Alsenani AI. Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=77352 [Access: August 03, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


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Alanazi F, Alotaibi KA, Almutlaq FS, Aldahash AA, Alsenani AI. Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


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Alanazi F, Alotaibi KA, Almutlaq FS, Aldahash AA, Alsenani AI. Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 03, 2020]; 4(2): 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


Harvard Style

Alanazi, F., Alotaibi, . K. A., Almutlaq, . F. S., Aldahash, . A. A. & Alsenani, . A. I. (2020) Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (2), 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


Turabian Style

Alanazi, Fehaid, Khalid Ayidh Alotaibi, Fehaid Saleh Almutlaq, Ahmed Abdulrahman Aldahash, and Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenani. 2020. Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


Chicago Style

Alanazi, Fehaid, Khalid Ayidh Alotaibi, Fehaid Saleh Almutlaq, Ahmed Abdulrahman Aldahash, and Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenani. "Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alanazi, Fehaid, Khalid Ayidh Alotaibi, Fehaid Saleh Almutlaq, Ahmed Abdulrahman Aldahash, and Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenani. "Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 383-388. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


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Alanazi, F., Alotaibi, . K. A., Almutlaq, . F. S., Aldahash, . A. A. & Alsenani, . A. I. (2020) Awareness of adult population toward palpitation and its risk factors in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 383-388. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575930917


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