The heart plays a very important function, it pumps to keep you alive, but the human in the ordinary does not realize this. Unless, of course, you are forced to steal or run 50 meters to catch a bus or are about to accept an unusual person for the first time. The heart beats so fast and hard that it seems to get out of place. Is this a cause for concern? Says a heart specialist probably not.
The heart is a very efficient member, it pumps the exact amount of blood needed by the body, no less and no more, as this will be a waste of energy, according to Dr. Karl Stengel, Acting Director of the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine at Berlin Hospital.
If you feel scared, an evolutionary response occurs. The autonomic nervous system, which controls the body’s involuntary functions, releases a fight response or escape, providing the body with a burst of energy to counter the perceived danger.
The adrenal glands, located above each kidney, secrete epinephrine (also known as adrenaline), in the bloodstream. As a result, the heart beats faster, but also pumps more blood per heartbeat to the muscles and vital organs. The heartbeat remains in the acceleration, and you can not control it.
But if your heartbeat starts to accelerate for no apparent reason, Stangel is advised to go to the hospital.
In rare cases, heart palpitations may be a symptom of heart disease.