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Palpitations, strong rapid heartbeats - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Congenital Heart Disease
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User :   I had very strong rapid heartbeats accompanied by faintness for about 10 minutes yesterday, should I see my GP. I have a slight mitral valve leak
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   i am dr AAAAAAA , how can i help you?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Could you give me some moredetails about yourself?
User :   51 year old female generally in good health.
Doctor :   How about hypertension,diabetes.
User :   No diabetes, not sure about BP? Has been sligtly raised in the past
Doctor :   OK
User :   I was really scared at the time as I thought I was going to pass out
Doctor :   Could you feel any other pain sypmtoms like chest pain,
User :   no pain at all
Doctor :   radiation to the shoulder?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything like vomiting or loose motions.
User :   no nothing, just a racing heart and slight shortness of breath, dizziness, but I think I may have been hyperventilating
Doctor :   I sincerely feel that you have to be seen by your GP.
User :   Ok, I will go this morning, thank you
Doctor :   As your EKG has to be analysed after yesterday's event.
User :   Ok thanks, bye
Doctor :   AIsthere anything else you want to discuss?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
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