—Indigestion, I believe, is responsible for more cases of
functional heart-disease than all other causes
combined. The distention of
the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span>
by gas, presses against the sensitive nerves of the heart, which gives rise, not only to palpitation, but irregular heart action as well.<<<<<
Nervous Lesions.—Emotional excitement, especially the distressing emotions, such as fear, grief, and despondency, are causes;
It also occurs in neurasthenia.