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How come I can make my heart palpitate using this maneuver?

How come I am able to make my heart palpitate on cue? Like when I hold my breath, and try squeeze or push down the part where my tongue meets my esophagus, I get heart palpitations. Then when I release, my rhythm goes back to normal. Is this because that is a maneuver that simulates the vagus nerve?
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Yes. Why are you doing that? .... Don't do that.
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Is it dangerous?
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Yes, it’s called “baring down” and is the quintessential vagal maneuver
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