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Sometimes my heart beats strangely, what may be thee reason ?

been happening a lot recently and i m not sure what the cause is but sometimes my heart beats funny it feels like it s twitching or fluttering and sometimes is followed by pains in my arms or around my arm pit area, i don t know if it s related but i also have headaches a lot (not as often any more). I m 17 and my mom says not to worry... i don t drink much coffee i don t have many anxiety attacks i had a heart murmur as a baby and my dad had a hole in his heart i also don t exersise much but i m only about 120 lbs. and don t eat much junk food... still confused
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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thanks for the query
well given your history and the symptoms it would be wise for you to get yourself evaluated by your doctor and not neglect it. get an ecg and echocardiogram and get yourself evaluated by a cardiologist and if you are healthy there is no doubt in your mind regarding that .
take care.
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