I recently had a medical event that now has me baffled.
I had severe chest pains. I have had them before, but never this severe. I called for an ambulance, and when they arrived, I was given nitro. It brought the pain level down somewhat, but also made my chest feel hot. A second nitro was given, and the pain reduced to a tolerable level.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the pain came back. I was given another nitro, which brought it back down to a dull roar, so to speak. While I was in the ER, I noticed an odd pattern on the heart monitor. My heart rate would increase, the I would feel like it was going to pound out of my chest. Next, I would feel a tiny "popping" sensation, and the monitor would lose my heart rate for a couple of seconds. Once it found it, the entire process repeated itself. It did this nearly the entire time spent in the ER. I have no idea what caused it, but would love to find out.
My EKG readings were different between the ambulance and the ER, so I was admitted. Apparently, there were intermittent instances of inverted T-waves between the two. I was given morphine to zap the rest of the pain, and taken to cardio floor. I was given an exercise stress test the next morning. I lasted almost 11 minutes before I started feeling lightheaded. The results raised my eyebrows. I had the same test 11 months ago, and it was normal for a female in her mid-30s. This second one showed a change in I think he said septum/septal area. They think it "might" be a breast shadow. I was sent home after that was over with meds to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol.
A couple of days have passed since this incident and I have a lot more questions than answers. Does someone out there know what's going on with me?
It's difficult to say what is going on just by your reports, but it sounds as though as you have been evaluated for the presence of coronary artery disease as the cause of your symptoms. You should speak to your cardiologist or primary care physician about the results of your stress test to see if it indicated whether a coronary angiogram is warranted (usually in the event of a "positive" stress test). Your reports of "breast shadow" is a common occurrence in stress testing where part of the heart muscle is "shadowed" or "attenuated" by breast tissue which can make a test look falsely positive. This is usually corrected by having a cat scan done at the same time to subtract the tissue shadowing out - which may have been done.
I just landed in the hospital for severe chest pain, racing heart, high blood pressure, severe dry mouth, anxiety, ..also given nitroglycerin...and stress test. stress test normal except for elevated blood pressure.....I had dinner at a restaurant the night before all this, and a lot of these symptoms are the same as MSG poisoning. I was given the diagnosis of " severe indigestion" and sent home on blood pressure meds. My blood pressure before any of this was normal except for white coat hypertension. Could you possibly have ingested MSG? you really need to talk to your doctor to ask him to explain your reason for the chest pain....but MSG can cause that..most doctors will not agree though....Good luck
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