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Old 09-27-2011, 04:07 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,

Had been having some heart palpatations as of late and an occasional tight feeling in my chest, not really what I would call painful though, also, my heart rate whilst running hit 200, I was going fairly fast and up a rather steep hill.
These factors made me go see my doctor who recommended I do an ECG just to make sure that nothing was wrong, I was hoping to get a call saying that nothing was wrong but instead I recieved a phone call saying that I should come in to see the doctor within a week time - this was yesterday, I am booked in to see the doctor tommorow but the waiting is killing me.

I am generally quite an anxious person anyway but this is really not doing me any good, just looking for some ideas as to what could be the reason for him asking to see me as I don't really know much about ECGs, what seems strange is that he has said "Come in within a week", if it was something really serious then surely he would have said to come in asap or refered me to a specialist right?

Has anyone had any similar experiences?

Sorry about the vague nature of the post.

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either way, you should have a full cardiac workup - EKG/ECG, echo, holter monitor and stress test as well as blood tests to check thyroid and electrolyte levels to see if they can find what's going on and any abnormalities.

Back in 2009 when my dr heard what he thought was something serious, he called the cardiologist & EP himself and made me an appt for the next day.

I'm not sure your age but 200 may or may not be too concerning if you were exercising when it happened; could be something minor or major but if you were running fast uphill it's a good sign that your heart is in great shape structurally but may have an electrical abnormality.

anxiety & stress can make your HR spike quickly as well as many other things, so try to relax and not worry until you know for sure what's going on

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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Re: Ecg

It is quite common to have a racing heart, but it is good that you are looking into this and wanting to find out what is going on. When you get whatever news that the doctor has, be sure to ask questions to understand what the problem is and what is to be done, if anything. Knowledge is power and we have to be our own advocates and learn about what may come, or what the problem is and what to do next. Do not fear, it will be alright. Womens' heart are different than men and we must be viligant in the care we recieve. Just try to relax and keep us posted on what you find out tomorrow. Hugs for today.
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