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Heart Condition

Hello,
I have been having some problems lately with a strange heart beat. It feels like my heart stops beating for a second and when it beats again its very rapid. A few times this has happend i have become very light headed and dizzy. One time i even came close to passing out. i was born with a heart conditon that i beleive is called VSD. It has been close to 7 years since i have been to see a cardiologist. Unfortunatly i currently dont have Health Insurence, so i was curious if this sounds like something that i should take as serious. ANY info would be helpful. Thanks for taking the time to help me out :)
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Hello Shawn76

It is hard for me to give you a diagnosis over the internet without meeting you, but I will give you some general advice that would be help.

What you need at this point is a thorough evaluation by a cardiologist for an abnormal rhythm of the heart. You are clearly extremely symptomatic from this and this could interfere with activities like driving. At the very minimum you need an EKG and possibly a 48 hour Holter monitoring.

I would strongly advise a visit to your cardiologist.

Hope that helps

CCFHeartMD19
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