U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A male asked:

Am 19. i read stories about all heart disease and became scared. i've had an ekg done before. now i was playing and my heart fluttered. plz reassure?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Med Student Syndrome: M Glenn, you probably have what classically happens to young medical students who begin reading about diseases. They imagine they have everything. You become more sensitive to every possible clue, and it's scary. One of the most common things to start noticing is heart fluttering. We all have these at times. It's actually good that your heart can handle them! Stop worrying, keep playing.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 5, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.