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Hi I'm 16 , I was in my bed trying to fall a sleep but than I have touched my chest and felt like my heart is not beating than it was beating very hard and slow , it felt like it was about to pop out , I'm fit but I smoke a electronic cigarette , I'm skinny , should I go and see a doctor ? Thank you

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replied May 28th, 2012
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A35394

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Palpitations or awareness of heart beat are quite common while exercising. However, if they occur at rest, then they need to be evaluated.

Amongst the general diseases, a low hemoglobin (anemia) and hyperthyroidism are important causes. For ruling out the cardiac causes, you might need further tests like an echocardiography, 24 hour EKG monitoring etc. However, anxiety is one of the commonest causes of palpitations. You should also get your blood pressure checked and try to stop smoking. Please do consult a physician for the same.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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