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Cause of continuous palpitations - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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User :   I have been having palpitations since last night and now it's every 10 minutes.What should I do?? Should I worry??I am 38 female
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   is this the first time you are getting palpitations?
User :   yes
Doctor :   do you suffer from hypertension or diabetes
User :   no
Doctor :   do you had any cardiac problems in the past
User :   no
Doctor :   are you having any stress or anxiety ?
User :   no
Doctor :   palpitations getting every 10 minutes is not normal
Doctor :   get ECG done to know what is the cause for the palpitations
User :   should I wait for a doc appointment or go to emergency room??
Doctor :   you need not worry much most of the time the palpitations do not cause much harm
Doctor :   it is better you visit ER as you are getting palpitations continously
User :   so it can wait a few days?
User :   it is continous
Doctor :   no no waiting
User :   ok
Doctor :   you need to get the medical help to make a diagnosis for the cause of palpitations and interventions to stop it immediately
Doctor :   present yourself to ER
User :   thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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