Palpitations, fatigue and dizziness

Question: 

Your question:
In what country do you live? USA
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Date of Birth: November 9, 1952
Age: 59
What symptoms do you have? (Please check all boxes that apply)   :
- Palpitations
- Fatigue
- Light-headedness/dizziness
- Other
When your heart starts to race and/or skips beats, do you feel light-headed? : Yes
Have you had any of these diagnostic tests? (Please check all boxes that apply) :
- EKG or ECG
- Echocardiogram
Are you taking any medications to control your rhythm? Yes
Do you have a Pacemaker or defibrillator (ICD)? No

I am concerned that your symptoms of fatigue and lightheadedness/dizziness suggest these palpitations are not benign. If these palpitations are new, the first thing that should be excluded is heart disease. If your symptoms are a result of your palpitations, it means your brain doesn't get enough blood when they happen, hence dizziness. However, if you are still in menopause, some of this can be explained by that condition alone! Nonetheless, I believe you should ask your doctor for a Holter monitor and stress test in addition to the tests you already had.

Hope this helps,
Dr T
 

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