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I have been getting a lot of heart palpitations. What could be the reason ?

Just lately I have been getting a lot of heart palpitations. They aren t there all the time, but they come and go oftern. Also, I can get breathless fairly easy and when I wake up in the morning, I am always soaked because I have sweated like crazy through the night! Do you think these are all related to one thing ? Does anyone know what may be wrong ? Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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I don't know if this helps, but I had all of the same symptoms and was under the assumption that I had a heart murmur. Turns out that the murmur was misdiagnosed and I have a congenital heart defect called Atrial Septal Defect. (where the hole in your heart is between the top two chambers instead of the bottom chambers like a murmur) It is repairable by surgery if it is bad enough, but most of the time it is just left alone. I would talk to your doctor about it, have him/her refer you to a cardiologist to do some tests. I had to have a TEE(a ultrasound from inside the throat) to find my defect. Good luck heart problem scared the crap out of me until I found out more about it. God Bless and take care of yourself.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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