About Me: Female, Tigard, OR, member since Aug 2008
rdiomegaly. In December 2006, I had a pre-employment physical which showed no sign of heart enlargement. This has been confirmed by the comparison of two x-rays in March and April of 2008. I started having chest burning and mild dyspnea in late March 2006 and the doctor
[More]s thought I possibly asthma. The dyspnea progressed even with asthma medications and was sent for two lung function tests, both normal and an echocardiogram which showed mild left ventricular hypertrophy, mid inferior wall segment is hypokinetic, aortic root size is upper limits of normal. A non-exercise stress test and thallium study showed no ischemia. A stress EKG which I am trying to get the report clarified as in the body it states no dysrhythmia but in the conclusions it does. But I lasted only 6 minutes and this to me is abnormal as three months before this I was riding my bike 4 + miles a day and walking another 1-2 miles a day. A contract CT scan does show mild cardiomegaly and no pulmonary abnormalities. I also have had an angiogram which was negative for CAD even though I have high cholesterol for 20 years. I also have had a 24 hour holter monitor and the cardiologist states that there is only some sinus tachycardia but nothing significant and my symptoms of increased chest burning, pressure, dizziness when walking and when standing up, tachycardia even at rest, palpitations where the heart seems to stop and then beat forcefully enough for the clothing to move is definitely not the heart.
In your opinion should I just ignore the symptoms as the cardiologist has suggested as he sees the symptoms as non-cardiac? Or do I get forceful and seek other opinions?
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