A 47-year-old female asked:
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fluttering feeling in chest, feels like heart pulputations. just as i fell asleep. always goes away after 10 / 15 minutes?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest fluttering: May be reflux or cardiac-Mitral valve prolapse, tachycardia or aberrant rhythm or a sensation that is unrelated to underlying cardiac rhythm. Would follow up w/ cardiologist they can do 72 hour holter or event monitor to assess rhythm. Ranitidine may help with reflux.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
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Avoid caffeine, energy drinks, decongestants as that can potentiate tachycardia.
Oct 9, 2017

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