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I get a burning in the left side of my chest and my heart goes very fast or skips and flutters, should I be worried?

By Anonymous February 26, 2009 - 7:02pm
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My heart will flutter, skip and beat really fast or seem to slow down and beat heavy for no reason but sometimes it burns in that area. Sometimes when I'm exercising I have to slow down when it acts up but it can just as easily act up when I'm laying in bed. My Mom has an aneurysm in her heart and my father had heart disease.

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Hello! I'm so glad you visited the website and posted your question here. I agree with alysiak 100%--I really would like you to make an appointment with your physician right away to get this checked out. Like she said, it could be something like a stress-related symptom, or it could be something else, but either way, you need to know and the sooner the better.

Please make that appointment and then please post again and let us know what your physician says. Like alysiak said, since you have a strong family history of cardiovascular issues, I'd feel a lot better if you went in and had some tests done, just to see what's up. If it does turn out to be stress or something like that, great! But even if it comes back as a heart issue, you'll know and be able to start treating it, and not wonder what might be wrong. I think the not knowing is usually the worst part of any symptom. Best in health to you, and please let us know if you need any other information.

February 28, 2009 - 9:27pm

Have you consulted your doctor about this? It would help to know if you were born with a heart murmur, or if this is a stress-related symptom, or if there is something more serious going on, in consideration of your family history.

February 26, 2009 - 9:05pm
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