constant heart palpitations (16 y/o female)

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hello all. lately my heart palpitations have gotten more frequent and more noticiable and it is very, very scary and i don't know what to do. my next doctors appointment is august 13th and i'm praying that it get's better by then. my heart is not to slow or too fast and doesnt seem to speed up when the palpitations occur. they usually happen once or twice at a time but then a couple minutes later it will happen again. i do not get dizzy nor have any dangerous symptoms but it still leaves me with a general feeling of unease. i do have severe anxiety and i will feel fine and then a palpitation will occur and i will get all worked up so i am not sure if these are caused by anxiety or if they are PVC's. please help & i'd be glad to provide more information with my symptoms if you'd like more info. they are really interferring with my daily life so i beg for some reassurance. i'm 16 with no history of heart problems but i still am terrified

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    my daughter who is 5 suffers the exact same symptoms as your self plus she also suffers headaches

    she has had a heart echo scan and a event monitor for a month which we placed on her chest when she complained of palpitations then sent the recording through to the cardioloigist

    both scan and recorder results came back clear

    we are still trying to get to the bottom of her palpitations but have been told not all palps

    are caused by heart conditons

    anxiety and caffeine can cause them

    i myself used to get them in the end i put mine down to anxiety and i dont get them anymore

    tell your doctors about them at your appointment but see someone sooner if you start to get any chest pain or breathing problems in the mean time take care and try not to panic as this could make you worse

    please let me know how you get on as any advice could help me get to the bottom of my little ones problems she has her nxt appointment on 30/9

    ill get back to you with any advice from her cardiloigst x

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    I hope your palpitations have lessened, please try not to get too concerned, I had a halter monitor done a year ago and it captured 2,920 irregular beats in a 24 hour period, but I was

    told that in that same 24 hour period my heart contracted 84,000 times, therefore that #

    of irregular beats was not serious. I do have a congenital heart defect, but that does not

    cause these irregularities. On another note the other poster with the 5 year old daughter

    whose being followed for her palpitations who also has headaches needs to be aware that

    PFOs (not a heart defect per se) can cause children to sometimes experience headaches

    and palpitations. Those "defects" if they're present can be dxed with a saline contrast bubble

    study. I had one of those done years ago, but it was negative and then I later learned I had

    a true defect known as an atrial septal defect.

    Also to the 16 year old who has frequent palpitations, keep in mind that as a menstruating

    young woman hormonal fluctuations (very common)can cause palpitations and they're nothing

    to worry about in that instance. Good luck to you in your efforts to get a resolution to your


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      thankyou for the information for my 5yr old .

      very grateful for it and have just read up about PFO and bubble tests,

      would a PFO show up on a echo scan?

      my daughter had one and according to the nurse proforming the scan it was one of the clearest scans she had done and brought a student in to show her how the heart works!

      so do you think it would of been clear enough to see a PFO?

      thanks again for you advise

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      can you please yell me that what are test are required to diagnose heart disease. because i also feels palpitations but till that time i am thinking that it would be the reason because of hyperthyroidism,but now it is cured and now also i fell palpitations, and difficulty in breathing .how many tests doc can do to diagnose if i have some problem.i had a abnormal ecg,but 2 d evho was done that was fine i am very scared that if i have disease .until this i was very fit and my heart was also very strong

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