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What is it mean when your heart has palpitations at random times ?

whats it mean when your heart has palpitations at random times? my heart starts beathing really fast at random times throughout the day and week. I m not sure if its stress related or not, but it normally starts around october/november and ends at no specific date. some doctors say its just stress, but im not sure. help please!
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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This answer really depends on your age, sex and risk factors. If you are young <35 its probably nothing serious but could be your thyroid, panic attack or rarely a heart problem. If you are older, obese, smoke etc it could be a sign of something more serious in the heart and should be further evaluated by a doctor. Bottom line if you have already been evaluated by a doctor and had a normal EKG its probably nothing but if you are still nervous you can ask for an event monitor.
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