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When I lay down my heart seems to beat hard, and I have difficulty breathing, like there's a weight on my chest. I also get hot. ?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
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In brief: Get tests

This can be an irregular heart beat, which can be serious.
If you are very overweight, it can be the weight of your body pressing down on your chest, but in either case more needs to be checked into to find out the cause and get treatment if possible. Please see your doctor, and if your weight is normal, get a holter monitor to check for irregular beats. If it is up, get tested for sleep apnea.

In brief: Get tests

This can be an irregular heart beat, which can be serious.
If you are very overweight, it can be the weight of your body pressing down on your chest, but in either case more needs to be checked into to find out the cause and get treatment if possible. Please see your doctor, and if your weight is normal, get a holter monitor to check for irregular beats. If it is up, get tested for sleep apnea.
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