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My heart is beating hard (not fast), and i feel light headed and am flushed. my bp is normal, and i am not anemic or depressed.what could be the cause?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Cardiac evaluation: You will need to have full cardiac evaluation including ekg, bp/hr monitor as well as blood test including thyroid hormone levels. If your symptoms are episodic you may need an event or holter monitor. Certain medications, caffeine and drugs can causes these symptoms as can panic attacks.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Agree; other rare to uncommon cause can be carcinoid tumors, tumors of neuroendocrine origin, which produce excess amounts of normal chemicals that can be associated with flushing, rapid HR, elevated BP, wheezing, and other symptoms. Can be checked with blood, urine tests as a screening
Jan 5, 2012
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Stress, hypertension: Stress, hypertension or an arrhythmia. Check it out with a doctor.

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