I am a 31 yr old female and have been experiencing palpitaions, flutters, Shortness of breath for about 6-7yrs now.. my first horrible experience happened when i had bent over to pick up something from the floor while standing, and as i came back up my heart went buckwild like it was trying to jump out of my chest!!!!!! Then after that first experience i stareted w/ the palpitaions/fluttering/SOB... also stopped drinking my cappachinos, felt as if my heart either slowed down but i blacked out like i was about to pass out but didn't exactly fall to the floor... so i went for a annual PAP that yr and my GYN had asked if i had and ?s for him, so i told him, he stopped my birth control ordered labs, like thyroid labs, and also had me wear a holter monitor, well thyroid came back he said "not to bad that he wasn't concerned" but my heart rate was high of 130 w/ no activity and at times of low 30s w/ also me having no activity.. well never saw a cardiologist.. until last yr finally saw found a PCP and he did labs.. found out i was anemic, he started me on iron twice daily, and thyroid is normal but my right side of thyroid has a begnin nodule (obvious i have a growth).... and ordered EKG and an ECHO, which he says came back normal, he referred me to a cardiologist since i still was concerned... so of course this DR said i was too young to have a heart condition, he did another EKG, which would make it my 3rd, and once again it came back normal, and he listened to my heart he said sounds like i have a heart murmur... but nothing to be concerned about.. explained to him what i experienced tho, and what my Dr 6yrs had told me , he says well if u want we can do it again a holter monitor for 24hrs, well never went back, then went back to my PCP he says i dont have a heart murmur sounds he might b hearing, something about my iron deficiency and the blood rushing thru.. i dont know... well now im planning to go under anesthesia for plastic surgery, breast enhancement, should i be worried going under? Because i am scared but been wanting this... alot of my fellow nurses have first diagnosed me hypothyroid, had gained 30lbs but have lost it, and labs proved i was ok, then other nurses have diagnosed me AFIB... and blame the birth control i was taking then did this to my heart... havnt been on BC since my GYN took me off of it 6yrs ago... biggest concern tho is going under anesthesia and i may b afib and not waking up from this cosmetic surgery!?!? feedback greatly appreciated
As repeated ECGs, ECHOs and holter monitoring did not reveal anything significant, it's unlikely that you have a cardiac disorder. It could be a flow murmur, due to anemia. You will be subjected to a pre anesthetic assessment prior to surgery, so any atrial fibrillations, which you are worried about and any other contraindications to anesthesia or surgery will be assessed.
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