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I feel my heart is pounding in throat, what is this ?

I just sat down in bed with my lap top and all of a sudden i felt my heart racing. It was pounding super fast but i felt it in my throat too. I started coughing because it felt like I was choking. It lasted about 2 min and now I am fine but freaked out. What was that?
Tue, 10 May 2011
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hi welcome to healthcare magic
as per the history it looks like palpitations..if u r a known hypertensive or had any previous cardiac problem , better get a ecg done to be on a safer side..
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
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from the description it signifies some problem in heart and you need immediate consultation with physician/cardiologist
besides clinical examination some cardiac investigations are to be done for proper treatment
do not delay seeing a cardiologist
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