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Intermittent heart palpitations while resting along with heart burns, headaches. Serious?

I have been having heart palpitations these past few days and they are beginning to concern me. I have experienced these in the past, but not with the same severity. It feels as though the wind is being knocked out of me. It doesn t happen when I am exercising or anything. It usually occurs when I am just sitting there. It has been getting worse. Today it has been happening at least 2 times an hour. Now I am experiencing some heart burn and occasional head aches. I tried to call my doctor to schedule an appointment,but the office was already closed. I m just not sure if I should wait to hear back or go to urgent care or to the hospital. In the past I was told it might just be a random thing that I had to live with. So I don t want to make an unnecessary trip to the hospital. But I also don t want to blow off something that could be serious.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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hi, your symptoms of resting palpitations cannot be ignored. Is it increase in heartbeats or perceiving a forced heartbeat you are calling as palpitation. If heart beat is increased you have to attend hospital and take an ecg . If it does not show any increase in heart rate you can slowly evaluate further for palpitations.
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