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A 27-year-old female asked:

Woke up, went outside for a smoke, felt heart flutters and then fainted. went to doc and ekg is normal. could the issue be head related?

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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 24 years experience
Probably not: Fainting is an important symptom. To be head related, it would have to be a seizure, and this is very unlikely based on what u describe. Because u had a fluttering sensation first, it implies that u fainted due to a heart issue. Most common problem would be brief atrial fibrillation, but u r quite young for that. I would do a holter monitor on you to track your heart rate through the day.

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