Every once in awhile I get this flutter like feeling in my throat/chest area. And I have to catch my breath for a second. What does this mean?

Palpitation. You may have palpitation or brief irregular heart beats. Palpitation in a normal heart is benign and can be caused by diet or stress -- but it recurs frequently, you may want to see your doctor for a checkup.
Arrythmia ? Could be an arrythmia. Get evaluated by your physician. Work up may include an echocardiogram, holter and/or event monitor.