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Irregular heart beats followed by strong beats, burning in the arm, tenderness on the chest. Is treatment required?

female, 50 years old, have always been in good health, don t take any medications , and I take vitamins daily. I do not drink caffeine, or soda . I drink water and herbal tea, I juice fruits and veggies daily. I do not eat pork or red meat. over the past year I have had some heart palpitations, but last night was different. I had a like irregular or fluttering that lasted at least 7 seconds to 15 seconds, no pain with it, but scared me, then when it stopped doing that and began to beat regular, there were 3 really hard strong beats that felt like when you have an adrenalin today I still feel not right, I have burning down my left arm, and tenderness on the left side of my chest, just a few inches over from my arm pit. do I need to go see a doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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You need to see a doctor immediately. Given your age and symptoms that you are reporting, there is concern about the possibility of a heart attack or the symptoms leading up to that:

1. Heart palpitations
2. Flushing (adrenaline rush)
3. Chest pain
4. Referred pain into your left arm

You need to go immediately to an ER to be evaluated. Have someone drive you if possible!
Answered: Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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