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Heart racing on standing up, getting hungry. Previous heart attack like symptoms. Cure?

Two years ago I slept in the wrong position and it seemed as though my heart lost oxygen for a short period of time. It felt like a heart attack , but eventually my heart stop racing, when i calmed down. Now my heart beats races when i stand up and when i am hungry, but not when i am relaxed. How do i stop my heart from racing?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
I am a cardiologist and read your mail with diligence.
Symptoms of heart attack apart from pain like sweating, racing of heart, sinking sensation, feeling uneasy are because of sympathetic overactivity and release of catecholamines (adrenaline like substances). The same situation can be mimicked by hunger sudden standing (and fall in blood pressure) therefore you are misinterpreting symptoms of anxiety/excitement (same mechanism relaease of adrenaline) or hypoglycemia (fall in blood sugar due to hunger leading to release of same substances in body) with those of associated symptoms of heart attack. You can ask a detailed question and supply with your EKG or any other investigations you might have in premium or non premium question. That will ensure a detailed explanation.
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Dr Anil Grover
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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