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A 24-year-old member asked:

hard beating heart, tiredness, i have anxiety. but lately i have those symptoms with no panic feeling. smoking cigs makes it much worse. serious?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Stupple
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
It depends: It takes a visit to your doctor to know if this is serious. A lot of factors need to be considered, including whether this has happened before, your age, what other conditions you may have, your medication. Nothing compares to a visit with a doctor to sort out whether or not this is something to be concerned about.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
The nicotine in cigarette smoke is a potent cardiac stimulant. It makes most heart symptoms worse. You should surely try to avoid any further exposure and have your symptoms checked as noted.
Feb 4, 2012
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
It could be , see MD: It could be serious, so see a doctor about these complaints and stop smoking !
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 45 years experience
Palpitations: You are most probably having premature heart beats which can be exacerbated by smoking, drinking coffee, or excess alcohol. Some people are more sensitive to these stimulants than others, and people like you should avoid them altogether, before it becomes more serious.

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