A 45-year-old female asked:
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had major amount if stress w/ alcoholic ex spouse for 25 yrs. bad situations for 3 more yrs now. heart flutters a lot for mos.danger of heart attack?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See cardiologist: Stress is bad only if you feel you have no control over the situation.Since you are having symptoms (heart fluttering often) it would be a good idea to see a cardiologist to evaluate what is going on. Things like diet, exercise, weight, and smoking can impact how much the stress effected you and, most importantly, a cardiologist can tell you more about your risk and how to decrease it.
Answered on Feb 28, 2015
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