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My heart has been skipping beats every 5 minutes

I'm 40 years old. My heart has been skipping beats every 5 minutes,making me cough. I am also drowsy. plz help
It has only started about two nights ago. If this is an emergency, please tell me quickly because I haven't been feeling any pain at all. I've only been feeling drowsiness and skipping of heart beats. thanks.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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As a victim of a silent heart attack - Go ahead and go to an Emergency Room and get checked out. Heart attacks don't always come in the Fred Sanford variety. Let someone else drive. It's far far better go and have them tell you everything is OK than to not go and end up in Heart Failure or dead. People tend to deny heart problems are happening. Note added a day later: Are you OK?
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