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What is causing my palpitations and what can I d o?

I appear to be having palpitations now on a daily basis and they are lasting anything up to 20 minutes at a time and seem to occur when I lie down. Any advice please?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Yes... see a cardiologist. That's too often and too long to be attributable to stress. It's possible that it could be controlled by medication, or you could need cardiac surgery. A "short circuit" in the heart can be cured with a minimally invasive procedure called cardiac ablation.
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