I am 26 years old. I have noticed that sometimes I wake up with my heart beating too fast and can feel my heart. This first happened when I woke up and took a look at my little child and thought my child was not breathing. That time my heart rate increased strongly. After this, sometimes when I take a nap in the afternoon I woke up with heart rate increasing and little pain in chest that lasts for a few seconds. My heart goes back to normal within a few seconds. It does not happen at night. I am a stressful person and always worried. I am overweight too. Also, I have trivial MR that was diagnosed last year. But, I was not advised to have any treatment. My oxygen level is always above 96. What do you think about this? Is it just due to anxiety or a heart problem?
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Please follow exercise and diet to reduce weight.
Trivial MR - mitral regurgitation can progress and cause atrial fibrillation (irregular fast heart beat). So, for now check your thyroid functions (T3, T4 and TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone), ECG (electrocardiogram), echo (to see MR status) and Holter monitor (a 24-hour ECG).
Take a tablet Lonazepam-MD 0.5 mg (Clonazepam) under tongue while you have this episode, because it can be due to panic or anxiety.
Check plasma glucose for diabetes and check lipids also.
Revert back with the reports to a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist
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I had an EKG and x-ray for my chest today and everything was normal. Blood pressure and pulse were also normal too. Do you think it is just due to anxiety? Or do I need the 24-hours monitor?
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