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After I smoke cigarette, I feel my heart beating faster,what can the problem be ?

i notice that after i smoke my cigarette i feel my heart beating faster and sometimes i am out of breath.? sometimes even when im not smoking and just laying down, my heart beats really fast. what can the problem be?
Tue, 13 Sep 2011
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Thanks for the query

The uncomfortable sensation of heart beat is known as palpitations. It is normal for the hear rate increase when u r smoking but abnrmal while u r at rest. Please get an ECHO done and also an ECG
PLease abstain from smoking until u r proven to have no structural disease of the heart

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