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krissy_84 posted:
Im 27 ...my heart races alot daily for no reason and theres tightness and pressure around it ... its not asthma because my asthma doctor said my asthma isnt causing these problems but could be my heart.. but what exactly is going on with my heart to make it race and and feel tight which hurts ... someone help please
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"Its not asthma because my asthma doctor said my asthma isn't causing these problems but could be my heart"

He should then refer you to a cardiologist, who can schedule the appropriate diagnostics and then interpret the results.

"But what exactly is going on with my heart......"

Realistically, there is no way to truly know/determine for sure via the Internet (has serious limitations/restrictions)..

Worth mentioning here, as applicable to the patient, there is a condition known as paroxsymal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), which typically causes a frightening burst/surge in heart/pulse rate that begins/starts and ends/stops suddenly (hence the term paroxsymal), which can last for just mere seconds or it can continue on for minutes to hours to days. SVT can send the heart into speeds up to 150-200 BPM, and sometimes, even as high as 300 BPM.

Symptoms that may/can occur with PSVT includes chest/heart area pain/discomfort/pressure/tightness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness/dizziness, and in uncommon to rare cases, syncope (temporary loss of consciousness, which includes passing out or fainting). Sometimes there are no symptoms at all.

Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

Take care,

CardioStar*

WebMD member (since 8/99)




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krissy_84 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
Thank you I'll read up on it and im waiting to see a cardiologist
 
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cardiostarusa1 replied to krissy_84's response:
You're welcome.

Take good care,

CardioStar*



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