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Episodes of shortness of breath. Family history of heart arrhythmia. What could be wrong?

I had two occurrences of loss of breath while in the shower this morning. The first was a sudden, stunning loss of air where I thought I was choking from water but realized that the water was not streaming on my face and I had no water in my mouth. It was strong enough and lasted long enough that I started to think how do I get out of the shower and call 911. It took awhile before I had caught my breath again. Shortly later, maybe 2-3 minutes, I was still in the shower and it occurred again, same sensation but much less severe. I am concerned since my mother passed away suddenly last spring from a heart arrhythmia (she fell asleep and did not wake up).
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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hello mr..
iam dr.n.....iam sorry for your mother..sudden feeling of choking ,shortness of breath though seem to be psycological ,it is always better to rule out other causes (as you had a family history)
do not worry,dont panic,get an ecg,echo cardiogram and regular health checkup to reassure your self that you are absolutely normal to over come sress and fear..
best wishes
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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