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Elevated heart rate, breathlessness, pain in the chest. Is it stress related?

Hi I have had a constant fast heart beat for 3 months now and it causes me to get out of breath all the time especially when talking to someone i went to my GP 8 weeks ago she checked my BP and just said it was stress and sent me away with a booklet on stress. Nothing has changed and the symptoms persist. At the lowest my HB is 110 highest is 146. I m 32 and have had no problems previously. Sometimes I get pains in my chest and back too and I find breathing a struggle. I m not sure what to do as my GP said its just stress. Any advice would be much appreciated Kind Regards Kelly
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Stress is a common - not the only - cause
See a specialist - EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
THE FIRST STEP IS TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST / Irregular heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG).

The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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