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the other night my heart seemed to stop and then start again

the other night my heart seemed to stop and then start again? the other night when I went to bed my heart would stop, then start and beat regularly and then stop for a second and beat regularly, this lasted for about 15 minutes. I hear my heart beating in my ears all the time or since I had valve replacement 4 years ago. All my tests have been fine, I just had an echo a month ago.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Cause: Sleep apnea suspected. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which a person has episodes of stopped breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause cor pulmonale. Cor pulmonale is failure of the right side of the heart caused by long-term high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries and right ventricle of the heart.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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