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Palpitations with symptoms like chest pressure and dizziness does take some importance.
These palpitations can be supra ventricular tachycardias, or sometimes more serious WPW syndrome.
These arrythmias can be life threatening in some cases.
However, in most cases, these can be just harmless palpitations.
However, this should be investigated further.
A 24 hour holter monitor and a cardiology consultation should be considered in your case.
If these tests show nothing serious, then you do not need to worry.
Please avoid any stimulant beverage like caffeine, soda, alcohol as they can cause palpitations.
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Yes sorry! Thanks for your reply.
any further question?
What is WPW syndrome. Also I had an ecg a few years ago but they only ran it for about 10 seconds and they said it was ok. If there was anything wrong, it would've showed up on that wouldn't it?
WPW syndrome is due to the accessory pathway in the heart causing excess impulse generation--this may sometimes flood the heart with too many impulses causing heart arrest.
This is not common though.
10 sec EKG may not detect the problem.
Longer time frame like 24 hours is better
Thanks for your help
I'm guessing because I've had these symptoms since I was 10yrs old it's probably not life threatening?
most likely not.
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