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Whooshing sound in ears. Elevated blood pressure. Increased heart rate. Causes?

During the day my BP was 138/97. Last night before bed I kept hearing a fan sound (helicopter blades turning)/whooshing in my ears. Suddenly my heart rate sped up really fast and I got light headed. I thought I was going to pass out. I lied down on the couch and made myself relax. My heart finally slowed down and the sound went away after 15 minutes. What is happening to me?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     An ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist is the first one to see – for tinnitus (whooshing sounds). They have special tests to confirm or exclude the contribution of the ear - which probably is the case with you.
     If the role of the ear is excluded, a cardiologist has to see you - EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance. The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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