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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: PVCs and shortness of breath

 healthy100 - Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:09 am

I have pvcs and would liketo know about why i experience i fall asleepthen dive up needing air my heart pumps like mad then passes and i feel fine what is this?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:14 pm

User avatar Dear Healthy100,

Obviously, I cannot rule out something as dangerous as a cardiac cause for your chest pain over the internet, but according to your description this chest pain is probably not secondary to coronary disease. I think what you are describing is just a panic attack.

Please, try to contact your doctor to see whether or not a very small dose mild tranquilizer would be a good idea at this point.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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