Heart flutters

flowergirl70ksFebruary 4, 2010

Twice this week I have a spell when my heart pounds and flutters. The last time lasted about20 minutes. Also lately I am having hot flashes-I'm 76-several times a day. Haven;t had a hot flash for a long time and now here they are again. Anybody else have anything like this??

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oilpainter

Have you seen a doctor flowergirl--

You may be having a problem with the senoatrial node. This is what keeps your heart beating at a regular pace. Maybe that is why your heart pounds and flutters. You may need a pacemaker to keep your heart beating regularly. Only a doctor can tell and I urge you to see yours.

Having a pacemaker installed is a realitively sinple operation. My friend had it done as an outpatient, with no overnight hospital stay. It is put just under the skin on your chest.

I don't think those are hot flashes. I think they are your body telling you there is something wrong. Please see a doctor!!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2010 at 11:09AM
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flowergirl70ks

Thanks for the reply. I think you are right, and I will make an appt on Monday.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2010 at 9:19PM
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katkat

come back and let us know you are ok.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 3:38PM
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dena_eft

Bet it's anxiety.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 7:25PM
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