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Thumb and fingers tingling and numb, heart palpitations, heart beat slow and fast, family history of irregular heartbeat

I ve been having this tingling and numbness in my left thumb and the tips of my fingers for a few months. I ve also been having heart palpatations (sp).. like this weird tingling and fluttery feeling around my heart. I felt my pulse and my heart was pounding and beating really fast, then it suddenly slowed down really heavy. Is this a concern? It s certainely causing discomfort, and heart problems such as irregular heartbeat do run in the family.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
with a family history the possibility of cardiac arrhythmia is very likeley
I would recommend doing an EKG and if it didnt show anything a holter EKG that you wear for 24 hours should be ordered to monitor your heart electricity for the whole day
regarding the tingling that may be caused by neuropathy which could be result of diabetis if you are diabetic or vit B deficiency ..I would recommend doing blood sugar and vit B level
best of luck
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