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My heart is jumping in my chest, I need help

Any ideas. I am a healthy girl. I have lost a lot of weight over the past few years and have been sucessful in keeping it off. But lately when ever I rest my heart flutters in my chest .it dosn t hurt and there are no other symptoms or any other issues. But it worries me and it is confusing.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
hi Zakariah

this symptom often called as palpitaion can be physiological during anemia, fever , anxiety, fear, running, hyperthyroidism etc.

It can also be a symptom of some valvular heart disease.

kindly seek your doctor

best wishes
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I had a similar condition years ago called Paroxsismal arythmic tachacardia (spelling is likely wrong). I would wake up in the morning to find my heart absolutely racing. The first time it happened I drove myself to the ER (which I then found out was a NONO) and my heart was beating 198 beats /minute. on one occasion it was beating so hard it actually had my PJ's flapping. Anyway it has something to do with the valves of the heart. It was corrected by some very minor (laser) surgery...in and out the same day. You might want to ask your doctor to check out your heart valves.
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