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A 41-year-old member asked:

i think my mom has an arrhythmia. should she go to the hospital, immediately?

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Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 29 years experience
Depends: It is wise to seek immediate medical attention at a hospital if a patient has persistent rapid heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting. She should contact her doctor to see if this can be handled most appropriately with an office visit or going to the hospital.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2012

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