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i am 19 yo, history of anxiety since i was 9, and practicing triathlons. i feel like i get arrhythmia like 2x a month. am i at risk of cardiac death?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Easy to find out: Although it is impossible to say from your statement, this is information you can get rather easily. An electrocardiogram can detect a prolonged QT interval that might place you at risk, a 24 hour Holter monitor could see if you are really having arrhythmia's. A cardiac echo could see if your heart structure would place you at such risk.If they all are negative your risk is negligible.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Get checked: Certain types of arrhythmia can cause sudden death thus it is best for you to consult a cardiologist before doing another triathlon or other kinds of strenuous exertion.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Stress test: See your MD and get a stress test to evaluate this . Good Luck.

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