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Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat ?

Sometimes I get a rapid heart beat even though I m relaxed. A coulpe times, I had a headache with the apid heart beat. They both only lasted a few seconds. Why does this happen? Sometimes, I also have shortness of breath. I have 4 accounts actually. Annoynomous A1-A4. YA only lets me ask 5 questions daily per account.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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I had the same thing. You should go to a doctor and get it checked out they will refer you to a cardiologist. The doctors never caught mine on an EKG. I had to wear a Holter monitor for a week since mine did not occur very often. I had a tachycardia. They normally are harmless, try to stay away from caffeine and try to monitor your heart rate during exercise. You should find out which type of tachycardia you have because they will give you more information on it and let you know what the options for treating it. I had the options of leaving it be, taking medicine, or a minor surgery that corrects it.
Answered: Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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