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A 16-year-old female asked:

Blackouts followed by hearing ringing/loss, fuzzy sight, numbness arms, body going limp, heart racing, hard to breath. what is it? im 16 female.

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
Couple possibilities: A good history and physical exam plus ezkg could help pinpoint the cause. The most common cause in your age is vasovagal or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. A primary arrhythmia is also possible. Go get checked out.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen commented
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Early teens in US have increasing incidence of onset of endothelial dysfunction, metabolic disorders and deaths from myocardial infraction.
May 14, 2013
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen commented
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
According to CDC data, approximately 5000 teenagers died from acute myocardial infarction a year since the 90's. it is getting worse!
May 14, 2013
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen commented
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
EKG is old technology, it is time to advance and modernize our arsenal !
May 14, 2013
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
However,: Ecg is notoriously inaccurate, especially in the detection of ischemic heart or congenital heart disease. You should find a physician who offers multifunction cardiogram in his office. It is the most accurate in the detection of ischemia in women and congenital anomalies in teens! please go find one, and it may save your life! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley commented
Cardiology 29 years experience
I don't think ischemic heart disease is a consideration in a 16 y/o female. A tilt table test would likely yield the answer.
May 13, 2013

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