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Sunday, March 01, 2009 worldandlife, Community Member, asks

Q: Why does my heart beat evry fast?

Hi. I'm 17 years old and i've been experiencing something unusaul in my heart. Sometimes my heartbeat gets very high and it won't stop unitil 30 minutes. It just beats really really fast and uncontrollably and my whole chest moves, like my heart is about to come out of my chest. Recently my heart will start to get that feeling, like it's about to beat really fast, but it doesn't and it's like something drops inside my chest and my heartbeat just goes back to normal. Can you tell me if i have some type of heart problem or is this common.

Thank you,


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/ 2/09 1:24pm

Hi Sarah,


I recently interviewed Dr. Shelby-Lane and she answered a question related to heart palpitations.  You may be interested in reading her answer:


What Triggers Heart Palpitations?


All the best

Lisa Nelson RD

Be heart healthy and lose weight

Dr.Jared, Community Member
7/17/09 12:36am

i think ur alright i want to pursue a life as a doctor i just finished high school what i think u have is a hyperactive thyroid which swells and causes ur heart to overwork this is commonly known as graves disease if im wrong im sry but im sure this is the case..

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By worldandlife, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 03/01/09