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J_Rene
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   Posted 4/10/2012 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
.I'm 31 yr old female who has good cholestrol and bp. My fam has no history of heart disease or heart attacks. For the last 2 mos I have a feeling of pressure like a glass of water sitting on my chest. Then pain between the shoulder blades starts after my heart flutters and feels like its stuck in a long palputation. I also get waves of nausea. I do have a histiry of gall bladder issues with stones. Dr said that sometimes GI issues can cause pressure in the chest. But wld that causw my heart to flutter?I went to the dr today and she ordered a stress test.

Something feels wrong. I'm not sure what to make of this or what questions I should be asking.

Any advice or takes on what this seems like to you. open to all suggestions

Faded Design
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   Posted 4/11/2012 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Atrial fibrillation to me. I'd talk to your doctor about it.

stkitt
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   Posted 4/11/2012 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like your Dr. is wise and has ordered a good test to begin with.  Did you have an EKG in the Drs.' office?
 
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Kitt
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J_Rene
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   Posted 4/13/2012 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
No I didn't get a ekg. Iasked about one. But the dr seemed like that wasn't going to get to the root of what's going on. She said it would only catch what was happening at the moment. I go for the stress test Monday. I'm not sure how the stress test will show an issue. But we'll see what happens.

What's ironic my husband went into afib in January and has to take heart meds. And now I'm having issues. I feel like I jinx myself by saying " i'd hate to be going thru that" crazy! Lifes like a box of chocolates, you really don't know what cha gonna get! LoL

stkitt
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   Posted 4/13/2012 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
 
A EKG test can determine if a cardiac event is in progress or if you have had one in the past. The EKG can give clues to determine if your chest pain is caused by an inflammatory progress or if it is due to inadequate blood flow to the heart. Normally your heart rate is fairly constant; your doctor will look for consistencies and variations in your heart rate and rhythm-which can help your doctor diagnose or rule out the presence of heart disease.
 
Your doctor can't tell how well your heart is working until it's put to the test. If you have heart disease—or if you're at risk—your doctor may want to examine your heart during exercise. The stress test can spot hidden problems with your heart. 
 
I would guess that you will have a pre-stress test EKG done on Monday for a baseline to compare with your stress test. 
 
Good Luck and I will be waiting to hear how things turn out for you.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
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