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What is causing my heart palpitations/flutters?

I am a healthy, active 18 year old and lately have been getting palpitations. They don t hurt, do not last much longer than a few seconds but occur quite frequently. I don t smoke, don t drink coffee or alcohol very much..... also when i go to the gym, the heart monitors on the cardio equipment always flash with warnings that my heart rate is too high. It averages at about 184 beats per minute when i power walk..... i m getting quite concerned....
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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You may undergo cardiac stress test in an hospital. While taking exercise, pulse rate should be between 121 to 162 beats per minute. Formula: 220 -- your age (18) = 202. 60% of 202 = 121 (minimum). 80% of 202 = 162 (maximum).
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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