I have a sharp pain in my chest followed by

Patient : I have a sharp pain in my chest followed by a rapid heart rate
Symptoms:  Sharp chest pains, rapid heart rate
Doctor :   Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you. What you are feeling is called as Palpitations. They can be bec ause of anxiety. However, I would like to rule out Thyroid issues in cases of Palpitations. Many a times, people on any medications can also feel the palpitations like people taking Salbutamol for Asthma. I would advise you to get following investigations done: 1.Thyroid Profile 2.ECG 3. Holter monitoring. If they are normal, you should start practicing yoga and meditation. Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption, excess of caffeine. I hope it helps. Stay Healthy

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