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Heart pounding heavily after sauna bath. See the doctor?

Good day to you :) okay, yesterday i had an excellent time in a Sauna for 45 minutes at my local finess gym. SO Awesome! I sweat and i was so relaxed. I had a nice warm shower off afterward and got dressed. I was in the shower and i felt a hard beat within my ribcage and it continued like as if my heart opened up into big stretched out beats good and hard. I clutched my chest where my heart is and I felt like i was clutching my heart ! Like WOW ! and then it went away after 5 minutes or so, until i went to get my shoes on to leave my local gym and it started up again. I had my friend put his hand on my chest ON TOP of my jacket and he got concerned because he could feel my heart beating bigly and asked if I need to go to the hospital and repeated asking if I want to go to the Emergency. I said no, it s only my heart beating big. What is your opinion on what happened last night with my heart? Did my experience in the Sauna have anything to do with my Heart s stretched out beating? I am in really good health. no problems. all green lights.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Dilatation of blood vessels during the sauna may explain - but it was several minutes later...

Anaemia / Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much coffee, cola) / some medicines are common causes. At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) are responsible!
You ought to see a doctor / get examined, get investigated...
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 treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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