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Does dizziness and shortness of breath mean i have heart disease? i am 57 and have been getting dizzy spells, shortness of breath when i climb stairs or walk for very long, and sometimes my heart feel like it is pounding or racing. i'm otherwise healthy.

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Dr. Keith Boman
Cardiology 51 years experience
It : It doesn't mean you have heart disease there can be many factors. This is a very general and common question and the only way to know if you have heart disease is to be evaluated by a cardiologist.

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