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Heart beats fast randomly.

sometimes my heart will beat really fast out of nowhere, like there is a spasm and its really uncomfortable and it makes it hard to breath and everything is almost completely black to where i can only kinda see outlines. usually if i sit down and try to breath it will just stop, like it wasnt even there, but last time it happened i was in school and it didnt stop for almost 10 minutes and it was on and off for about 45min. does anyone know what,why, or how i can stop this?
Sat, 5 Jun 2010
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The most likely thing this can be is Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome. You need to get to a cardiologist right away to have this checked. It could become life threatening if the abnormal rhythm continues for a prolonged period of time. If this is what it is, it will happen all on its own every now and then. This can be corrected by a same-day procedure called "cardiac ablation".

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This just started happening to me about a yr and a half ago, if i had wolff-parkinson-white syndrome wouldnt i have had these problems a long time ago?
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Not at all. For most people, it shows up in their adult years.
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Is it something I really need to get checked out or anything I can do? If i try to talk to my parents they will just tell me it's all in my head (Ive had a history of them telling me this) and they are not exactly "prompt" at getting me to the doctor for any reason.
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That's something you'll have to take up with them. I can't give you any more info being that you are a minor, so it seems. They are more than welcome to calll me for an online consultation so I can give them more info. There is info on my website about my online consulting service.
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My problem started last yr but i didnt notice my family doctor did but mine will do it all night long until i wake up in the morning .but one night it woke me up it was

acting like it wanted to jump out of chest and i was shaking along with it and im scared too.
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shameikaray's  Response
My problem started last yr i went to heart doctor he checked me out and he told me nothing was wrong and he gave me some antonels to take one night it woke me up it was going so fast it was about to jump out of my chest and i was shaking along with it and i am scared too.







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I've never heard of "antonels" and neither has any drug reference that I use. WPW can only be diagnosed and treated by a cardiac catherization and ablation. You need to see an actual cardiologist. This is not something that a general practitioner would typically know about unless he has had experience with it, as I have. It sounds like you may have it. Although it is rarely life threatening, it certainly can cause fainting episodes and lightheadedness.
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