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Heart rate high. Was it an anxiety attack? Is it a heart attack symptom?

hi i have a kinda concerend,about a year and a half i was sitting down and my heart beat really hard then it started beating really fast. i got scared so i went to the doctor they told me i had an axiety attack,and i went with it.But ever since then my haret would do that every now and then.i thought it was heat attach symptoms.but i fell fine,i play bball,im about 6 foot ,150 pounds,and im only 16teen. Please help thanks
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Relax! If you could play basket ball, your heart is strong enough!
At times, one is aware of heart beats - as you say, it may be anxiety making one aware of normal heart.
Rarely, it could be a problem of hear nerves! there are ways (24 or 48 hours ambulatory monitoring - Holter) to record and analyse the beats. You may go for it - it will rule out and reassure! You are in teens and can expect a long future - that seems good!
Also an Echocardiography is generaly done to rule out - eg Mitral Valve prolapse etc.
Also, some basic blood tests like haemoglobin, thyroid and so on
Be assured
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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