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Episodes of sudden rise in heart rate, syncope and collapse. Should I see a cardiologist?

I had very strong palpitations while I was standing in the kitchen. Not doing anything of consequence. My heart rate was 185 and I had trouble catching my breath. My parents had a pulse meter and they said this high rate lasted for minutes. They gave me a 325 mg aspirin to chew and my rate steadily declined over the next couple of minutes. Then my rate stayed in the range of 100-110 for several hours. This has happened before and sometimes i actually have syncope episodes and actually fall into someone with little or no warning. So unexpected and uncomfortable. I am 55 and in pretty good shape. Should I be concerned or see a cardiologist?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Your symptoms definitely ask one cardiologist consultation..
In medical language it is called as arrhythmias , mostly looks like PAROXYSMAL SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIAS, but may be VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA also..
next time when you get symptom immediately go to nearby clinic and get one ECG done to document the event..
But dont wait for next time, visit one cardiologist as early as possible and get thorough check up.
best wishes
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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