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Feeling heart beat in the throat, dizziness. What is happening?

I have had this feeling that my heart is shaking and I feel it in my throat . In the past it only happened about 4 times a yr but it lasted about 30 seconds and was pretty intense but lately I have had it several times a day but not as intense and not lasting as long. I also have periods of dizziness but I have not noticed them to be at the same time my heart ios shaking.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your health concerns. I believe that the first need that need to be ruled out is an abnormal, intermittent rhythm of the heart (arrhythmia) causing those symptoms; there are a series of investigations that your doctor might request for that, which include a 12 lead EKG, short term ambulatory EKG (Holter) or long term monitoring (eg. event recorder), depending on the suspicion and frequency of events.

Hope this helps, yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
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