—Indigestion, I believe, is responsible for more cases of
functional heart-disease than all other causes
combined. The distention of
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.