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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes rapid heartbeats with shortness of breath?

I have periods of rapid heartbeat with shortness of breath.Iwoke up yesterday am with the heartbeat and still have it now.Im 51 years old am a smoker and drinker(not every day) I also can often hear my heart beat inside my right ear,and im also overweight and had a hysterectomy in1997
Mon, 13 Nov 2017
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Hi There

After going through your query I understand your concern.

Your symptoms of palpitations with shortness of breath are suggestive of having transient cardiac arrythemias that needs a further evaluation.

Further taking into account your age group and the habit is smoking and drinking makes you more prone for the developing these.

It's highly advisable that you should personally consult a cardiologist and get and echocardiography and HOLTER monitoring done.

Hope to have been helpful.

Kind Regards
Dr Navneet Bansal
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