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My heart just felt like it stopped beating

About 5 minutes ago I was just standing there and it felt like my heart stopped beating. I couldn t breathe for a minute and then it went back to normal and I got a bad headache. Has anyone else had this before? What is it? I have heart palpitations once in awhile if I drink too much caffeine or I m super stressed, but I don t usually have it feel like my heart stopped and I can t breathe? Does anyone know what this might be? PS I do not smoke. I m not overweight. I exercise regularly. I don t eat junk/fast food.
Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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that has happend to me before it scared me do you have any thing on your mind because i worry alot and that could be anxiety
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Most likely Premature Atrial Contractions (PAC's) or Premature Ventrical Contractions (PVC's).
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It could be an abnormal rhythm of heart or a panic attack...get evaluated by a good physician first
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