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A 26-year-old female asked:

Heart feels like it's pounding. ekg, blood, stress test are normal. felt it in er but heart rate was 88. doc said heart rhythm was steady. what is it?

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Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Heart rate : From what you provide it appears to be sinus rhythm which is normal. If the EKG was normal then nothing to worry about for now. Could be anxiety. If it continues you may need to wear an event recorder to see if something is being missed during your visit.
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Has a name: B"sd Some individuals have a sensation of heart pounding and actually have a normal pulse (and blood pressure) .. This situation can be difficult to assess, since the patient is certain that something must be wrong, but the objective data shows normal function. This situation has been dubbed "enhanced cardiac awareness." ... the episodes tend to improve and eventually abate. beta blocker may help

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