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Increased heartbeat after playing basketball, felt like fainting. Is this serious?

I was playing basketball yesterday and I was kinda yelling and I rellay wanted to show I m good so u went for a layup and when I landed my heart was beating really fast but I was breathing normal and it did this for about 70 seconds then started to slow down but when it was happening unfelt like I was gonna pass out . Also today I feel little pinches or a pain for a sec by where my heart is . Is this serious?
Asked On : Wed, 9 May 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It might have been a normal response to effort.

However a thorough history and physical examination is the first step -

ECG (Electrocardiogram / EKG) – Routine 12-lead – is part of clinical examination. /      HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) is done to analyse and plan for further management, if a routine ECG does not show. It may also detect silent (no symptom) ischemia. /      ECHOcardiogram is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy) and heart function (Ejection fraction, wall motion abnormality) / clots... / TMT – Treadmill exercise ECG; may be with thallium isotope – is necessary to evaluate ischemia (reduced blood flow / Coronary Artery Disease) /      LABORATORY work-up – may also be necessary

     You have not stated your personal habits, family history, or co-morbidities, even age or gender...which could influence the diagnosis and outcome...

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 11 Aug 2013
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