A 23-year-old member asked:
I get this fluttering in my chest and sometimes my heart races for no reason. i am only 24. what could it be?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 56 years experience
Rhythm problem: It is common even in young healthy persons for the heart to suddenly skip, beat to fast, or beat irregularly. Although this may be a disturbing symptom, most of the time in people your age, it is benign. That said, you should see a doctor to get an EKG and confirm exactly what kind of irregular heart beat you are having and to see if treatment or further testing is needed.
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Cardiology 45 years experience
PSVT: There are many possibilities but, statistically, the most likely diagnosis in a healthy young woman would be paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. A 24 hour or 30 day event monitoring exam would provide an accurate diagnosis. There are many treatments depending on the cause.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 15, 2019
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