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A 45-year-old male asked:

heart palpitation while lying down. only at night can i feel a strong heartbeat which interrupts smooth breathing making it hard to sleep. ?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Holter: You probably would need a holter monitor to document what you are feeling. Sometimes when things are quiet and are minds are not occupied, we feel more things. But I am not downplaying what you are feeling so talk to your doctor to find out, document, and diagnose what it wrong so it can be treated.

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