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chest pain and longer paps.

I was diagnosed with tachycardia 5 years ago but here recently I have been having chest pain when sitting and paps that last longer. One episode with paps was so bad that I had to struggle to catch my breath. Is this just part of it?
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612551 tn?1450022175
Are you on any medications to control your tachycardia?  If you resting HR is over 100 I'd think a beta block should be tried to get it lower.

You should get a heart check-up with a cardiologist, I believe.
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I was taking 150 mg of toporal but i stopped taking it because it did not seem to help my heart stay above 90 and below 120..thats normal for me..the chest pain is new.
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I have been having tachycardia attacks since I was in my 30's, I am 80 now and I would just rest for a few minutes until they were over.  Now I still have them and one that happened 4 years ago wouldn't stop.  I wound up in the hospital where the emergency doctor had trouble stopping it but finally did.  I stayed there a week having many tests and they found I have a form of leukemia.  Chronic myelogenous leukemia.  I still have them occasionally and have been taking Toprol, Micardis, Verapamil, Hydrochlorathyazide, Niacin, and.Omega 3.  Nothings changed but I am still living!   Dolores
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