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What causes irregular heart beats while sitting and walking?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: I have had my heart race and feel faint while sitting down every couple of months for about two years now - yesterday and today I experienced extreme racing/irregular heart beat after walking up stairs - first time (I am overweight and out of shape/57 year old female) - urgent or just get it checked out?
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Depends on if the complaints continue

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

If your irregular heart beats continue go to the ER, if you felt them only after walking up stairs, you need just a regular visit to your doctor. You will need an ECG and holter monitoring to find out what's going on when you have complaints.

Hope this was of help

Wishing you good health

In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask

Regards
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What causes irregular heart beats while sitting and walking?

Brief Answer: Depends on if the complaints continue Detailed Answer: Dear Mrs, If your irregular heart beats continue go to the ER, if you felt them only after walking up stairs, you need just a regular visit to your doctor. You will need an ECG and holter monitoring to find out what's going on when you have complaints. Hope this was of help Wishing you good health In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask Regards