A 51-year-old female asked:
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I feel my heart racing if i get woken up by a noise at night.no other symptoms.Only on otrivin nasal spray and occasionally endep

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It might be: reasonable to ask your health care provider to prescribe a monitor for you to wear for a few days in order to evaluate for an arrhythmia causing your symptoms or whether this is a normal "startle" reflex.
Answered on Dec 28, 2017
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