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A 16-year-old female asked:

my heart is hitting my sternum and it's beating really rapid i'm a 16 year old female with history of heart problems?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See a doctor.: You have palpitations and tachycardia. Fast heart rhythms need to be checked by a doctor, it can be something directly related to your heart problems, or something else. In any case it is important to follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. Don't drink a lot of caffeine from sodas or coffee if you are.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2014

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