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A 17-year-old female asked:

I was sittin in class & my heart started beatin hard & fast 110 beats per minute. then slowed down what could this be? i'm a 17yr old f 5'5 & 150 lbs

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Depends..: It could be a lot of things--stress, a cute boy/girl, etc. There is a condition called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Patients experience rapid heart rate, dizziness, lightheadedness. The risk of psvt increases if you use alcohol, caffeine or illicit drugs or smoke. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000183.htmdizziness if the episodes continue, you should seek help.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2014

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