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When i get excited, my heart beats faster and i hear swooshing sound in my ear. is this normal?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 25 years experience
Normal: Patients often describe a sensation of being aware of one's heart rate when the heart rate increases. This is not necesarily sign of a rhythm problem. However, sometimes this could be a manifesation of a problem with the rhythm of the heart such as a supraventricular tachycardia.
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Dr. Denny Cho
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Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes: When excited, hr usually rises which causes increased blood flow. This in turn is probably what is causing the swooshing sound in your ear.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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