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How do I know if I have heart problems? Sometimes my heart

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How do I know if I have heart problems? Sometimes my heart beats so fast- other times I feel a flutter and if I over exert myself I get chest pains and shortness of breath. Also, I often wake up with chest pain in the middle of my chest.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 4 years ago.
You need
An make sure it is normal.
A 24 hour to 48 hours holter monitor..this watches the heart rhythm at home and around the clock to make sure you don't have a rhythm problem.

Your doctor can order theses tests, or, you should go to the ER when it happens and they will arrange for all testing.
If any findings, probably also a stress test.
good luck

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