Hello. First off, I'm not sure if this is the right area for this, but hopefully I can find someone who can help me. Secondly, yes I have researched this to the end of the internet and back and can't find any answers.
So, this past December I was going to bed one night and had what I can only describe as a panic attack. I've never had one before, but my heart just started beating really hard and semi fast. I had been experiencing deep leg pain which resonates in my calves (still happening) and thought maybe I was so stressed that I just lost control, but the issue hasn't subsided in the past 5 months.
I have been to the ER twice for the leg issue as well as the heart issue, I've seen my primary care doc as well as a cardiologist and pulmonologist and I've had several ekg's, every blood test in the book, a treadmill stress test and worn a 24hr holter monitor and everything points to me being as healthy as a 15 year old kid (I'm 28).
Everyone keeps telling me it's all in my head, but I know my body and I stay active (working out 4-5 days a week) and I just don't feel right. My heart just beats very hard all the time and is hindering my sleep as well as routine daily activity. I have also noticed that drinking alcohol makes the issue 10x worse and makes me feel horrible. I have tried everything I can think of and just need someone to come along with an answer.
Just to reiterate, most of the time it's just pounding and beating hard, not fast, except when workout, it beats a lot faster these days than it used to before this started.
Comparing the following two options option 1: cardiac catheterization option 2: Cardiac MRI + CT Angiogram...
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Comparing the following two options option 1: cardiac catheterization option 2: Cardiac MRI + CT Angiogram are they both equally accurate in detecting blockages? I realize that option 1 allows the doc to do balloon angioplasty or stenting at the same time if needed, but for purposes of detecting blocks only, are the two options equally good? One is invasive, the other not, so I was curious if they are equally accurate in detection.View Thread
I have a (what feels like) an occasional flapping (not flutter or palpitation) in my left lung /esophagus area. Seems to happen when (sometimes) taking a deep breath. There is no pain. I know what a heart flutter / palpitation feels like, and it's not that. It's been going on for several months. An occasional deep (dry) cough also may accommodate the deep breath (not always). Let me know if I need to be more clear with my description. Thank you!View Thread
Every now and then i experience bouts of pain in my chest (sharp but not too bad) and it radiates to my left arm. It's more bothersome than anything else. I stopped taking daily low dose aspirin a couple weeks ago. Wondering if that has anything to do with it.
I'm 61 and otherwise a healthy male. It sounds like the descriptions for "angina" that I have seen on Web Md. It always goes away after a day or so. The pain occurs about once every 20 minutes and does not last more than two seconds. Should I see my doc?View Thread
Usually my heart beats pretty fast at rest, I think it's due to lack of exercise, but it feels like my heart is weak because I'll have episodes where my heart slows down severely and pounds very hard. Usually happens from standing up too fast. My blood pressure drops like crazy, my vision goes dark, my ears ring, and i can literally feel my heart pounding with significant time between each beat. during an episode, i feel my heart and after not feeling it for 2-3 seconds i freak out thinking it wont beat again and id need CPR. i sit down and breathe to try and speed it back up and that usually works. but it's definitely a scary sensation and it happens a few times a week.
what is happening to me? I know i need to exercise my heart (jogging, swimming) but it's hard to find time.View Thread
Just a quick question about an upcoming stent procedure. I just recently had a PET and it was discovered I have a blockage. I'll be oing in next week for stenting. I have all sorts of other things going on which are going to complicate things, but hopefully everything will go ok. I did have 2 stents put in about 12 years ago. Do they still put you on Plavix afterwards and for how long? As I said, I've got other issues including being on warfarin due to clotting issues.
My Father-in-law has had heart problems for 20+ years. He is on his 2nd pace maker. Since Christmas, he has been hospitalized 6 times. The doctor's said he was bleeding internally. They've given him blood 3 different times and have done the test from the top and bottom and they have found nothing. He's heart was working at 60% in Jan and is not only working at 30%. He is so weak that he can't even move himself up or over in the hospital bed. He is only eating a few bites of food during the day. He's carry 40+ pounds of fluid and were giving him 80 mg of Lasix through his IV. They took him off of it though yesterday b/c his kidneys are not working. Renal Dr. came in and says there is nothing he can do. This morning, they had to put him on oxygen. They also said that he has fluid on his lungs. We are really worried and are wondering if this seems to be really bad or fixable?View Thread
I have had a pacemaker for nearly two years with no issues. Yesterday I had tingling sensation 4 or 5 inches below the devise that felt like a cell phone on vibrate. Can anyone suggest what might have been happening?View Thread
I am a 50 yr old man and I have a bullet in my heart from when I was shot when I was 26 yrs. old. The position of the bullet made it so it couldn't be removed. I was told some years back that I have a traumatic heart murmur. What it boils down to is over the last 2 yrs it seems that my heart races more than anything. My pulse usually runs any where from 99 bpm to 128 bpm, but my blood pressure is good it runs 138/97, well not perfect but not real bad either. Well it's starting to worry me I'm afraid my heart is going to give out. If anyone has any advice PLEASE SHAREView Thread
I want to know if a 90 yr. old that has high BP and bladder issues low kidney function, arthritis all over...
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I want to know if a 90 yr. old that has high BP and bladder issues low kidney function, arthritis all over body, with dementia and hyperparathyroidism , with a slow heart rate, would a pacemaker really improve her health ??View Thread
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