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A 21-year-old male asked:

When breathing out my heart beats harder and slows down. can feel it thump in chest, ecg looks normal and bp normal when doing this. can be annoying!

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Strong heart beat: This is called vasalva effect. Will happen if you take a deep breath and then blow it out slowly. Normal finding.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2019

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