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A 47-year-old female asked:

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
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
Avoid caffeine, energy drinks, decongestants as that can potentiate tachycardia.
Oct 9, 2017
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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