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Skipping, doubling of heart beats, sometimes difficult to catch breath. Solution?

My 14yr old very physically active daughter always complains her heart double beats and skips. She states that after vigorous exercise her heart rate goes crazy and she can barely catch her breath. I took her pulse at rest on her neck and it was 102/ min. I did in fact feel it double thump with clear skips. Should I be concerned about this?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query.

Normal heart rate, pulse rate is 50 - 100 per minute.
Since your daughter is complaining of skip heart rate related to exercise, i would advise you to get her electrocardiogram(ECG) done. This will help to know her exact heart rate & also the rhthym of the heart beat. If she has skipped beats that also can be picked up. Based on ECG finding further course of treatment can be decided.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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