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A 32-year-old female asked:

My daughter 14 has a resting heart rate between 102-120,dizziness and center tight chest pain during exercise and goes with rest. she has palpitations and we have a family history of heart problems. ecg came back ok. she doesn't have anxiety dr said?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
She's too young to have coronary artery blockage by plaque but could be experiencing coronary artery spasm provoked by exertion. I recommend an evaluation by a cardiologist which would include a treadmill stress test and wearing of an outpatient cardiac monitor to check her heart rhythm during palpitations and look for ischemia during exertion. A lipid panel & thyroid levels are worthwhile.
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