Originally Posted by Burton24
Today while playing at a spray park my daughter came to me and said look at my chest. Her heart was beating so hard I could see it! She said she could also feel it in her throat. It lasted about 4 minutes then it stopped like a switch.
Sounds like your daughter has some form of Paroxysmal Tachycardia. Paroxysmal refers to the sudden, fast onset, and Tachycardia refers to the fast heart beat. Mine used to come on as a result of cigarette smoke, even on someone's clothing. I assume that, at 9, your daughter doesn't smoke yet.
My Tachycardia came with strong fast heartbeats, or weak fast heartbeats. When strong, it was very noticeable to others, and you could actually see my chest, or my shirt jumping with the beat.
There are many other things or irritants that can cause Tachycardia, such as caffeine, interactions between medications and foods or drinks, medications, drugs, cold or asthma remedies, etc. Usually they aren't too dangerous, especially if they are infrequent, and go away on their own. If the tachycardia doesn't go away on it's own, then it is important to seek medical helping in getting the heart to go back to normal rhythm.
How often does this happen? Or...... was this the first time that you are aware of?