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Why does my heart suddenly pound hard?

why does my heart suddenly pound hard once and it makes it difficult to catch that one breath? Its been going on for a couple months now but i can just be at home watching tv and out of no where i feel my heart pound so hard that it keeps me from catching the breath i was just about to take. It feels like someone knocked the wind out of me. What can it be? I know when i was about 2 years old i had a heart murmer but was told that it went away and my last check up said everything was normal. Ive gone to the doctor once about this a couple months ago, and they said everything was fine. what can it be? why am i always fighting for that one breath? im a guy, and im not an any kinds of medications.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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  User's Response
It can be from anxiety/stress sometimes you won't even know you have it, I found out one night I woke up almost gasping for air and it was so scaring that I thought that I was going to die...I also went to a couple of doctors and they all did kge test and it came out good. When I realized it they told me it could be from anxiety once you know that it's from anxiety then everything becomes much more easier...
Answered: Wed, 12 Jan 2011
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I've had that feeling many times and it really scared me. Go see a cardiologist. I also have a murmur and due to a cardiac MRI, found I have a bicuspid aortic valve. I hope you get this checked out and good luck.
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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Hi, Low oxygen levels can cause this to happen, so can many heart problems. You really need to discuss this with a doctor, not ask for free advice here, and hope that someone knowledgeable on your condition will actually see your question. Good Luck!
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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