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Fast or shallow breathing and Feeling heart beat

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Fear of open spaces

Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult, or help wouldn't be available if things go wrong.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sweating
  • Fear of open spaces
  • Fear of leaving home
  • Avoiding people or social contact
  • Anxiety

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fear of open spaces.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

SVT

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is the name given to an abnormality of heart rhythm, characterised by a fast heartbeat.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Feeling heart beat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy
  • Shortness of breath

Our Health A-Z contains more information on SVT.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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