Don't know what to think
I'm 48 years old and diagnosed with celiac about 6 weeks ago and was found to be anemic and suffering from malabsorption even though I am slighly overweight, I have a new family doctor who did a routine EKG and found a resting HR of 45 (I'm not an athlete) I was then sent for a echo, which showed good structure but a mital (sp?) valve problem I then was fitted with a holter monitor for 48 hrs. I was called to the office immediately after the doctor read the report. In 48 hours I had roughly 5000 episodes of atril fib. rougly 3500 times when my heart stopped for 2.0-2.5 seconds. there was one other electrical issue but I can't remember what it was. I was told not to exercise and take a baby aspirin to prevent stroke till I could see a cardiologist I was advised that I would probably be put on medication as my heart never has a "normal" period. This was Friday and I was set up with a cardiologist for today (Monday) Needless to say I was stressed and frightened waiting for today. I saw the cardiologist this morning and he told me its really nothing to worry about, I ask about the aspirin and the risk of stroke and he just said anyone over 45 should be on a baby aspirin. He did say he would do a stress test next week as I have had several dizzy spells and passed out once (thought at that time to be a vagus nerve problem) I don't know what to do, I have normal blood pressure, though it often is low, excellent cholesterol numbers and I don't think my insurance will pay for another doctor since I have been seen by my GP and the cardiologist today. Does this sound like normal advice? Are these kind of problems "normal"? My GP was so concerned that I was called as soon as they had the results to come in and discuss yet the cardiologist kind of just blew it off? I just don't know whether I should be worried or not.