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Fluctuating pulse rate, dizziness. Consumed lots of coffee. Family history of heart problems. Check up required?

I woke up from sleep and my heart was beating super fast for a few minutes, now it s beating really slow. I was dizzy and drank some water. I feel better now, but my heart is beating really slow. I m 24 and in good shape, but I do consume a lot of caffinated coffee and heart problems run in my family. Should I go get it checked out?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi.i went thruogh your problems.what do you mean by slow or fast heart it below 60 or above 100 in resting normal condition?but my advice is to avoid coffee.and as heart problems run in your family,i advise you a ecg.but dont worry,it is normal and if possible do meditation and may be due to just be will resolve automatically.inform me about your condition after few days.bye.take care
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sourav Chakraborty's  Response
Greetings from
I am Dr Sourav Chakraborty and I will be helping you with your query .

I have gone through your case scenario and I do believe you need to get your self evaluated by a physician .

Please get a baseline ECG and an echocardiography done for you which is very helpful in detecting obvious cardiac ailments .
Also do not consume coffee more as it is known to cause rythm disorder.

Clinical examination will be very valuable for you.
I assume you do not habits like drinking alcohol , smoking as these may aggravate your problem.

Don't neglect your symptoms and visit a physician soon .

Hope I have been able to help.
Take Care.
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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