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A 28-year-old female asked:

Woke up with numb left arm. heart racing at 180. have had ekg, echo, stress test and ct w/ contrast all come back normql. could it still be my heart?

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Dr. Matthew Cahill
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes! Go back!: It is impossible to say what you have from your symptoms. This is likely a supraventricular tachycardia. You need further evaluation. At your age this is mainly an annoyance, but could be life threatening if you have the symptoms in an unsafe situation. What you need in my opinion is an EVENT RECORDER. This can be provided by your cardiologist or even primary physician. Get diagnosed and get well!
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dr. Cahill is absolutely correct. When an episode like this occurs, call 911.
Oct 25, 2015
Last updated Oct 26, 2015


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