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A 18-year-old female asked:

Occasional 'catches' of breath like all air has gone from my chest, lasts 5 secs & with dizziness. light heart pain. flutters too. ecg, bloods fine.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Tachycardia: It sounds like you may be having short bursts of tachycardia (likely SVT in view of your age). A heart rate of 180-220 is common, may only last a few seconds, and would produce all the symptoms you describe. Ask your doctor for a 30 day event monitor exam to nail the diagnosis. It's easily treatable. Meanwhile, avoid nicotine and caffeine.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2016

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