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Sudden flopping around right at center lung area, heat in veins from back to right arm. Type 2 Diabetic. Why ?

Today while driving my car my heart just started flopping around right at center lung area, it felt like for may 20 seconds and about 5 minutes later my right back where lungs/ heart are started to hurt as if being pocked by a pencil and then I felt heat going through my veins from back inside middle to my right arm all the way to the elbow for about 5 minutes maybe and then it stopped. I m 45 I have diabetes type two I take metformin and siezure medication. Female/white Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome
It is possible that you have suffered through a episode of Atrial Fibrillation or PSVT. These are increased heart rate and heart feels like pumping really fast. They occur for few minutes to hours and that person feels normal. Good thing is that these condition are well managed with medications like bate-blockers and calcium channel blockers. Consult your cardiologist and get to a diagnosis.

In addition to this as you are a diabetic patent you have to rule out Coronary Heart Disease. A TMT (treadmill test) may be advised by your doctor.

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Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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