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?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
Last updated Jun 18, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.