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Longboat Key, FL
A 56-year-old female asked:

when flying i feel extremely fatigued upon take off and immediately fall asleep and wake up about 15 minutes later with a frightening bolt heart racin?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: This may be an early sign of heart disease. Probably a false alarm but it is better to be safe. Check with your doc who can check your risk factors for heart disease.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
Sleepapnea: You probably have sleep apnea. Get a sleep study. Lose weight and if indicated wear a mask.

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