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I get a weird heart beat

This has been happening to me for the last 6 or 7 years. What happens is I get a weird lightheaded feeling and my chest feels like it tightens up and then my heart does this thing where it beats really hard and fast for a couple seconds. And I feel fine afterwards. It usually only happens once or twice a week but sometimes it happens multiple times in one day. What could it be? I am planning on seeing a doctor as soon as my insurance from my new job kicks in
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Cardiologist 's  Response
hello and welcome to healthcare magic.
your scenario with strange heart beats and light headedness suggest that the abnormal cardiac rhythm you have is of clinical significance .
it can be associated with heart valve diseases and as an isolated mechanism . it can be associated with coronary artery disease . it is important and urgent to check your self by a cardiologist who will workup by doing HOLTERS MONITORING(continuous 24 hrs ECG ) an ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY and physical examination and detailed history . wish you good luck
Answered: Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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You have a condition called Arythmia and normally it is not dangerous, unless it gets more severe. You should have it checked out, asap. In the meantime, cut down on sugar, caffeine or anything that seems to bring on these attacks. Your Dr. will do an EKG but it will not show up much, unless you actually have this happen during the test. If it's severe enough, you will be put on a med such as amioderone or pacerone.
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
it requires evaluation.Complete heart check up is necessary.
At present ECG is necessary to rule out cardiac cause.
After you get insurance you may go for more investigation.
Consult your doctor.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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