Re: Hiatal hernia and EKG
Very interesting, Heartsy. I just had a plain old EKG (no stress test or treadmill). I also had an ECG (echocardiogram). The doctor looked puzzled at the readout on the screen and he said that every time I breathed in, my lungs would obscure my heart. He had me exhale completely and hold my breathe to get a good reading on the ECG. I'm wondering now if it was my hernia that was obscuring my heart and not my lungs.
I don't have shortness of breath or panic attacks with my hernia, but I have heartburn and reflux constantly. When I do any kind of exercise, I'm constantly clearing my throat, swallowing, gagging, and spitting. Sometimes the reflux is so bad that if I lean over to tie my shoes, I'll just vomit. My doctor told me that the surgery may work for my hernia, or after the surgery, it will just go back to the way it is now.
Anyone else care to throw their 2 cents in?