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I get out of breath and my heart starts?Beating fast for absolutely no reason and then stops. What could this be?

I get out of breath and my heart starts?Beating fast for absolutely no reason and then stops. What could this be?

May be serious: There are many things that could be going on that cause the sense that your heart is beating fast at times. Most commonly, it is a "premature beat" that feels like a flutter and is harmless. However, it can be other dangerous heart rhythms too, so this is something i would definitely get checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My heart is beating so fast! what is the reason ? And what should I do to reduce this situation? Eat ?

My heart is beating so fast! what is the reason ? And what should I do to reduce this situation? Eat ?

Get it checked out : The seriousness of this depends on how fast it is beating. Anything above 120 needs urgently evaluation in an er. Or if you are not sure how fast it is bearing go to an er. It could be a cardiac rhythm disturbance that needs special treatment. ...Read more

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My heart just beat really fast for no reason, it lasted like 2 min, but i always feel and am aware of my heartbeat, i pay attention a lot and it bugs me?

My heart just beat really fast for no reason, it lasted like 2 min, but i always feel and am aware of my heartbeat, i pay attention a lot and it bugs me?

Go to doctor: What you describe sounds like possible supraventricular tachycardia (svt), though there are many other causes of tachycardia (fast heart rate). It should be evaluated by your doctor. Some tachycardias require treatment, others don't. Your doctor may have you wear a holter monitor for 24 hrs, which is a small portable ECG device that records your heart activity so that they can see these episodes. ...Read more

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My heart beats really fast for no reason sometimesand hurts. My dad passed away due to his heart that doctors originally said was ok. Should i worry?

My heart beats really fast for no reason sometimesand hurts. My dad passed away due to his heart that doctors originally said was ok. Should i worry?

Too late: You are already worried. Fast heart rate can come from feeling anxious or nervous. It could also come from caffeine, dehydration, anemia, thyroid problems, heart problems or other things. I recommend seeing a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel my pulse is very fast but its 77/min at rest still i sense my heart beating very fast and little suffocation .What could be the reason?

I feel my pulse is very fast but its 77/min at rest still i sense my heart beating very fast and little suffocation .What could be the reason?

Tachyarrhythmia: Beating of heart faster and irregular or even regular during resting stage can be a problem. Next time it happens count your pulse. Check if its regular or irregular. Go to pcp or a cardiologist and get further evaluated. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for heart beating fast in pregnancy week 35? Any suggestions to avoid it

What could be the reason for heart beating fast in pregnancy week 35? Any suggestions to avoid it

It is normal: For your baseline heart rate to gradually increase during pregnancy. Your exercise and activity tolerance will decrease so that, toward the end of pregnancy, simple activities will seem to take more effort. You should still bring this symptom up with your doctor to verify that it is not sign of something else. If there are other symptoms like dizziness or headaches, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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I get really hot for no reason & my heart starts beating really fast. I start to panic as i find it hard to breathe. My neck and face go bright red?

I get really hot for no reason & my heart starts beating really fast. I start to panic as i find it hard to breathe. My neck and face go bright red?

From Panic ATTACK: You have written that you suffer from panic attacks.Your symptoms of feelong hot, heart beating fast and had to breathe may be due to panick attacks but i will suggest that inspite of my opinion, you should consult your doctor to rule out any medical causes of your symptoms including physical examination, blood test for thyroid disorder and ekg to check your heart rhythm. ...Read more

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