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What we call normal rhythm is stimulated by a group of cells in the upper chamber of our heart called the atrium. This group of cells is in an area of the atrium called the sinus node and functions as a "natural pacemaker" stimulating the atria and then the ventricles of our heart to contract. In normal function (what doctors call normal sinus rhythm, generally with rates from 50 to 90 beats per minute in the resting individual), these cells can increase the rate due to activity (running, jumping, etc), increases in temperature, or many other things such as coffee or medicines. Sometimes however, a different area of the atria is irritable and escapes from the usual order of things, causing faster and less regulated rhythms. This sometimes causes us to notice “extra beats” or “skips” when we take our pulse. This is quite benign and doesn’t cause any problems. When the conditions are right for a problem however, these extra beats can “string together” and cause rapid regular fast heart ...
Chest pains are frequently a part of anxiety attacks. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) lists chest pains as a symptom of panic disorder and is common in other types of anxiety disorders as well. Chest pains, as a part of anxiety, are not normally considered to be dangerous. But chest pains can also signal a heart attack and require immediate medical care. For someone experiencing a sudden panic attack, complete with chest pains, it may be difficult to know the difference and to know whether or not to seek medical care. What is Chest Pain? Chest pain or discomfort occurs between the neck and the upper abdomen and is located in the front of the body. It can be caused by both serious and benign reasons. There are a number of organs and tissues in the chest area that can cause pain or discomfort in addition to the heart. The lungs and esophagus as well as the ribs, various muscles and tendons which can become inflamed due to illness or injury and caus...
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