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A 30-year-old female asked:

Every once in awhile i get this flutter like feeling in my throat/chest area. and i have to catch my breath for a second. what does this mean?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Arrythmia ?: Could be an arrythmia. Get evaluated by your physician. Work up may include an echocardiogram, holter and/or event monitor.
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Palpitation: You may have palpitation or brief irregular heart beats. Palpitation in a normal heart is benign and can be caused by diet or stress -- but it recurs frequently, you may want to see your doctor for a checkup.
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Last updated Feb 15, 2016

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