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Do Heart Palpitations and Dizzy Spells Require Treatment? | Ask the Expert
Congratulations of being "clean" since 2003. Fainting spells are not normal in a 27 year old woman. You should certainly schedule a time to see your primary care physician. The <a href="https://www.mylifestages.org/health/heart/arrythmia.page">irregular heart beat</a> should definitely be considered as a cause, but there are also numerous non-cardiac causes that could be contributing factors. The treatment options will depend on the cause, which your primary can help diagnose. <strong>Read more:</strong> - <a href="https://www.mylifestages.org/health/heart/heart_palpitations.page">Heart Palpitations: What to Know About Thumps, Flutters and Skipped Beats</a> - <a href="https://www.mylifestages.org/health/heart/heart.page">Heart health articles, videos, and other resources</a>
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I’m having heart palpitations and dizzy spells with increased frequency. I’m female (27) who smokes and has a previous history of illegal drug use (but "clean" since 2003). As a child I had a benign irregular heart beat. Do I need medical treatment?

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Junaid Khan, M.D.Junaid Khan, M.D.Cardiovascular SurgeryAlta Bates Summit Medical Center
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Junaid Khan, M.D.Cardiovascular SurgeryAlta Bates Summit Medical Center

Dr. Junaid Khan's professional interests include; minimally invasive surgery, robotics surgery, surgery for atrial fibrillation, treatment of chronic angina, transmyocadrial evasularization, advanced mitral valve repair techniques and thorascopic lobectomy for lung cancer.

Congratulations of being "clean" since 2003.

Fainting spells are not normal in a 27 year old woman. You should certainly schedule a time to see your primary care physician.

The irregular heart beat should definitely be considered as a cause, but there are also numerous non-cardiac causes that could be contributing factors.

The treatment options will depend on the cause, which your primary can help diagnose.




Read more:
- Heart Palpitations: What to Know About Thumps, Flutters and Skipped Beats
- Heart health articles, videos, and other resources

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