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Sudden onset of rapid heart beats, shortness of breath, black out, eases on taking deep breaths. Cause?

For no reason my heart will just start beating really fast and its kinda of hard to get my breath and sometimes it makes everything turn all black for a second but the my sight comes right back the only way I have found to get my heart to slow down is to sit down and take deep breaths then it feels like my heart beats one real hard beat then it goes back to normal , i also feel light headed as if im going to pass out. and get wicked bad chest pains after.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Fast heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (ECG / EKG).

Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much coffee, cola) / Medicines may be responsible. At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) are responsible!

It is advisable to have it investigated.
A thorough history and physical examination / EKG (Routine / HOLTER / Treadmill exercise / ECHOcardiogram / LABORATORY work-up may all be necessary. These are also advanced techniques of investigations like Electro Physiological Studies. The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Specific treatment may not always be necessary. Several classes of drugs are available. There are other advanced treatment modalities - like RF ablation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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