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What causes faster heart beats?

I am 45 year old female. I don't drink nor smoke. A few years ago I suffered of panic disorder and took paxil for 7 years. I have been off the medication now fo 5 years. Recently, I have been hearing my heart beat . An example when I am lying in bed and I turn to my other side, I feel as though my heart starts beating faster. Is this normal?
Wed, 18 Jan 2017
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Hello,

Certainly if one can hear or feel heart beat especially if one is resting. If you are not having symptoms like shortness of breath, palpitations during activities then it's probably normal and not a matter of worry. Still one ecg to rule out heart problems would be a better choice.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sagar Makode
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What causes faster heart beats?

Hello, Certainly if one can hear or feel heart beat especially if one is resting. If you are not having symptoms like shortness of breath, palpitations during activities then it s probably normal and not a matter of worry. Still one ecg to rule out heart problems would be a better choice. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sagar Makode