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Rapid Heart Beating

My boyfriend through out his life has had rapid heart fluttering at the most random times. We could be sitting in bed watching a movie and it will happen. It has been getting more painful every time it happens. I'm really worried and I want him to go to a doctor again. He went before when he was younger to a doctor and they couldn't tell him anything. Made him wear a heart monitor for two weeks. I have known my boyfriend for almost 2 years and we have been dating for 1 and a half. I am very worried about him and hope that someone can give me some insight on what I should tell him so that he will go see another heart doctor.
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1807132 tn?1318743597
Your boyfriend should definitely go get checked out.  It is likely what he has is not life threatening but it is important to get that established and then he can go from there how he wants to treat his rapid heart beat.  Ask him to go see his GP who will likely then have him either go for heart tests first or straight to a cardiologist.  It might be helpful for him to get a heart monitor of some sort.  I bought a watch.  When he feels himself having an episode he can write down when it started, what he was doing, how fast his heart was beating and how long it lasted.  This will at least give the doctor something to work with to begin with.  Best of luck.  Eventhough most svts are not life threatening it is still not something to ignore.  As we age the condtion will persist and continue to get worse if left untreated.  And on top of that in the long haul I personally don't think it is good to let your heart constantly have the episodes.  Now good luck to you talking him into it.
1019152 tn?1336074292
Hi when he wore the monitor did they catch anything? Maybe he should ask about wearing an events recorder. He can wear that until he has a episode.
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