Originally Posted by tatum46
Hi, I am a 48 year old female and for the past maybe two years and counting... when ever I lay on my leftside I feel like my heart is being squeezed. I feel so much pressure on my heart as if there is an elephant sitting on it. I can't even lay on my left for a few seconds without getting that horrible feeling. Does any body else get this? I can't seem to find any answers anywhere.
I've had Heart Failure for 25 years. As my heart failure worsened, and my heart valves were getting more problematic, I had more problems lying on either my left side, my right side or my back. In fact, the worse my heart and heart valves got, the more I had to sleep sitting up. During those dark days, I got much different symptoms when lying on my right side, versus lying on my left side, versus lying on my back.
Now that my heart and health are much better, and I feel great, I can sleep on either my right side, left side or back without any problems.
I have ekg and echo tests done and all is normal. Help please????
Reading, evaluating and doing the measurement an Echocardiogram takes a very high level of skill, so getting reliable results from an Echo depends upon the training and skill of your Echo technician and Cardiologist.
That said, I would guess that if there were something significantly wrong with your heart it would clearly show up during the Echo, even to a poorly trained technician.
So..... IMHO, it would seem that your problems with lying on your left side have little to do with my past heart disease problems. I just wanted to chime in here in response to your post even if my comments do not have too much to do with your problems with lying on your left side.