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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is a high heart rate followed by palpitations and sometimes chest pain bad at 17? i have anxiety and i work out a lot. i am healthy and in shape but my heart rate reaches 202. when i am just sitting down my heart flutters and feels like its dropping?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See your Dr.: This is something that should be checked in person by a DR. You need an EKG and a thorough exam in order to rule out heart conditions. It could just be an anxiety attack, but you need a Dr to rule out more urgent problems.

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Last updated Sep 8, 2020

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