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What heart condition may I have ?

I m 15 and have passed out in the shower a few times and also on the treadmill. When i get up i feel dizzy and lightheaded most of the time. I also have shortness of breath and minor chest pain only once in a while. I got an ekg and it turned out abnormal. I have to go to a cardiologist but I m scared to know what it may be. Does anyone know what this may be
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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At your age, you could have a mitral valve prolapse (not terribly uncommon in women). It would explain your symptoms, but so could some sort of abnormal rhythm that makes your heart beat faster than it should. When your heart is beating too fast, not enough blood gets to your brain, and you get dizzy. The symptoms of either of those can be treated by medication. It could be either one of those, or it could be that you simply have low blood pressure (also normal in women your age.), or be dehydrated. When you excersize, how much fluid do you drink? It's better to know than not know, because then you can get help. Good luck, God bless.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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