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heart beat constantly racing and pounding

why does me heart feel like its constantly racing and pounding my heart constanly feels like its racing. like the feeling of being scared!!
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Hi, Does this happen all the time or only at certian times? If this is happen all the time then you should get it checked. Get a ECG done and also meet a physiccian with the report.

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