Q:

7/30/2013
Have you heard of any patient presenting with heart palpitations during grass pollen season...3 years consecutively and wanting to know if allergy could be culprit?

Cardiology w/u negative including echo stress test.
Prick positive to grass

Palpitations go away when grass pollen does?
Any experience?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

No, I have not personally seen palpitations associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis, and I am unaware of nor could I find any reference to this association in the pharma/medical literature. However, there are lay “message boards” which make mention of this phenomenon. For your interest, I have copied links below to two of these. Of course these are anecdotal and in no way document a causal relationship between these two entities, but I am sending the links along only for your interest.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

Allergies and palpatations?

Can Seasonal Allergies Cause PVC's?

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology