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I need help, i'm having weird heart spasms, it makes my pulse race but it doesn't hurt... It only happens at night. I'm scared?
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: See a doctor
See your doctor or a cardiologist.
Measure your heart rate by checking your pulse at your neck or wrist for 15 sec and multiply by 4. A heart rate of 140-160 beats per minute may mean svt or supra-ventricular tachycardia. If that on long enough it can cause a stroke or heart attack or could be fatal. It can be controlled with medication and sometimes cured during a cardiac cath procedure.

In brief: See a doctor
See your doctor or a cardiologist.
Measure your heart rate by checking your pulse at your neck or wrist for 15 sec and multiply by 4. A heart rate of 140-160 beats per minute may mean svt or supra-ventricular tachycardia. If that on long enough it can cause a stroke or heart attack or could be fatal. It can be controlled with medication and sometimes cured during a cardiac cath procedure.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: SVT
This is supraventricular tachycardia until proved otherwise -- the heart goes off like an alarm clock.
This requires a physician's office visit and if the symptoms cannot be duplicated in the office, wearing a holter monitor to document what's happening. It's generally easy to manage -- meds, upping fitness -- but there are some mimics that are more serious.

In brief: SVT
This is supraventricular tachycardia until proved otherwise -- the heart goes off like an alarm clock.
This requires a physician's office visit and if the symptoms cannot be duplicated in the office, wearing a holter monitor to document what's happening. It's generally easy to manage -- meds, upping fitness -- but there are some mimics that are more serious.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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