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Rapid pulse rate, shaking, chest pain, dull chest pain. Causes for symptoms?

Last night while resting, I experienced a rapid increase in pulse , shaking, and chest pain . It lasted for a few minutes before symptoms before my heart rate returned to normal, the shaking desisted but a dull ache in my chest is still there. I do not believe anxiety caused this as I was feeling restful when the symptoms began. What should I do?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Hello and thanks for the query
These type of symptoms are either due to anxiety or problem in conduction system of heart. You are sure that anxiety was not the cause. Now the only thing left is PSVT or AF (Atrial Fibrillation). To get to a diagnosis you have get your EKG done at the time of episode or get your 24 hrs holter examination done. But make sure that the episode occur when holter is applied.
These symptoms can be controlled by medications like Beta-blockers or Calcium Channel blockers. If the oral medication fails than ablation may be required.
So consult your Cardiologist and get to a diagnosis.
Best Wishes
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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