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I feel like my heart is coming out of my chest!  I don't know what it is Does it have something to do with caffeine?  I only drink about 3 cups of coffee in the morning and there not always full  and then I try to drink water the rest of the day.  I do smoke would that have something to do with it?  It just started about 3 weeks ago and it really bothers me  I would just be sitting there and you can feel it skip I have my husband put his hand on it to feel it and he even feels it its really bothersom Please help Its very scary thanks stacy
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Hi Stacy,
If this is constant awareness of a pounding heart and a normal heart rate, yes it can be from caffeine, tea, chocolate, etc.  These substances increase the contractility of your heart and increase your awareness of heart beats.  When I see patients in clinic with similar concerns, I usually order a holter monitor and try to correlate the symptoms with a heart rhythm.  If the symptoms do not correlate with a heart rhythm and is constant, it is usually related to stress, anxiety, or food consumption with caffeine.

I hope this helps.
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I feel like my heart is coming out of my chest!  I don't know what it is Does is have something to do with caffeine?  I only drink about 3 cups of coffee in the morning and there not always full and then I try to drink water the rest of the day.  I do smoke would that have something to do with it?  It just started about 3 weeks ago and it really bothers me  I would just be sitting there and you can feel it skip I have my husband put his hand on it to feel and he even feels it.  It is really bothersom  Please help its very scary thanks stacy
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Go to a doctor now! I went to the doctor they said i might have heart murmur!  and dont drink caffeine anymore because they said it will make it worse. so go to the doctor and check it. i cant have any caffeine i use to drink lots. But also it can be stress but just go to the doctor. a heart murmur is when your heart maybe leaking or even a hole in it and possibly death but it kind of depends!
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