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Hello all,

A little back ground...about a hear ago I had an episode where I got light headed, heart was racing, chest pain and arm pain out of the blue. I went to the er and everything checked out fine. - moth or so later I had two more episodes and end up in the er. Everything was fine. This started a bunch of test...here were the findings: svt flutters (only a few and minor). And a trace of my top two heart values have a trace of a leak. Did a stress test, 2 echo, like 10 ekg, chest X-ray, blood test etc. I even went to the Mayo Clinic and got tested. Does not seem to be heart related per two cardio docs, one being A mayo doc. More back ground: child hood asmama, played college sports, 26 now and am overweight. They found a small sliding herina, reflex, esop imotilty, a weak lower spinkter, and indegitikn. I also suffer from anxiety. Any advice as to what the problem could be. I also forgot to mention I feel the need to take deep breathes and sometimes feel short of breath but I don't seem to have pain with exercise. Please give me advice! What could be the cause?
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Do you get to where  when you bend over you can't breathe.  If so it could be CHF congestive heart failure where the sac around your heart fills up with fluid.  Have your heart doctor check you for that. It also could. Be stress and anxiety you can mention that all this happens to your regular doctor and ask him if ut could be anxiety and if he says its possible ask him for something to help you with it. If that medication  works then you found your answer. If not find another heart specialist Mayo clinic doesn't always have the best doctors but the Cleveland clinic has really good specialists. So does University hospitals.
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Heart attack symptoms

By Eirish Sison
You may think you know what a heart attack looks and feels like — we're used to seeing movies where someone who has a heart attack clutches their chest and falls to the ground. But most heart attacks don't come on so suddenly or dramatically. The symptoms can be much subtler — so subtle that you may be tempted to simply brush them off or wait them out. However, being able to recognize the first signs of a heart attack and calling for help as soon as possible can help prevent permanent damage, or even death. Here are the different symptoms that men and women should watch out for.
A heart attack is caused by a clot blocking the flow of blood through an artery in your heart. For reasons not yet fully understood, the symptoms of a heart attack that men experience can differ considerably from those of women. Symptoms can even vary by episode: If you've had a heart attack before, your symptoms won't necessarily be the same if you experience one again. But by knowing the general umbrella of symptoms and knowing that they can vary by individual, you can help yourself or someone else get treatment fast.
Heart attack warning signs in men
Men who experience some or all of these symptoms may be having a heart attack:
Angina, or sudden chest pain or discomfort
Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach
Shortness of breath
Cold sweat
Nausea or vomiting
Dizziness or light-headedness
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Heart attack warning signs in women
Many people think of heart attacks are more commonly a men's health issue, but according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, nearly half of the people who die from heart attacks are women. Heart attack symptoms in women usually differ from men's, even though men's symptoms (like chest pain) are often touted as the most common sign of a heart attack.
These are some of the symptoms that may signal a heart attack for women:
Prior to the heart attack
Unusual fatigue
Changes in sleep patterns
Shortness of breath
During the heart attack
Shortness of breath
Pain in the upper back, shoulder, jaw, or chest
Weakness or fatigue
Cold sweat
What to do if you think you're having a heart attack
If you experience the symptoms above for 5 minutes or longer, take action immediately.
Call 911 first, not a friend or family member. Emergency medical technicians can usually arrive with potentially life-saving first aid measures faster than it would take to drive to the nearest hospital.
Chew and swallow an aspirin. This can help prevent damage to the heart tissue by keeping the clot from growing.
Sit down, loosen any tight clothing and try to keep calm.
Have someone wait for the ambulance with you. They can perform CPR if symptoms worsen and you fall unconscious.
Published on February 7, 2012.

Eirish Sison is a health writer and science enthusiast living in San Francisco.

Reviewed by Joseph Sclafani, MD on April 10, 2015.

If you have seen a cardiologist and all heart issues were ruled out, I can bet your issues are anxiety related. Anxiety mimics lots of symptoms, heart issues mainly. I have anxiety and my heart races, I get sweaty palms, worrisome, think I am going to pass out and its anxiety. You are pretty young and any CHF is unlikely especially if youve been healthy all this time. Your hernia and acid reflux is likely just that- heartburn etc. Hope this helps-
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