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Old 07-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Heart speeding up/fluttering

At random times, I feel a "fluttering" feeling in the middle of my chest. If I'm feeling my pulse at the time, it seems that my heart is beating real fast about 3 or 4 times, then resumes beating normally. Sometimes this will happen many times over a short period. It's kind of scary!

Does anyone know what this is, or if I should be concerned about it?

Also, I am a 38 year old man who is otherwise perfectly healthy and not overweight.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Heart speeding up/fluttering

When your heart flutters or the skipped beat you feel as a "flutter" your heart will compensate by speeding up.
This is what my Cardioligist told me 20 years ago. I still have this benign problem.
Keep your potato, coffee and coke intake low.
I have had complex heart beats and spent many nights in emergency because of excessive potato and caffiene intake.
Stress is also a cause.

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