cardiac issue but no clue what it is

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horsey11
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   Posted 2/18/2013 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 Hi I am new here:  I have a problem that has been going on for sometime but worse lately. i can hardly describe what it is because it is so weird; just trying to see if anybody else ever had anything like this.
 
 I am 68 years old; i have had arrhythmias in the past but had tests and nothing serious was found. The "episodes" I get are so strange. I don't miss beats and my heart rate isn't fast or slow.  I will just be sitting doing something, let's say i am on the computer and all of a sudden i get this "sensation" in the middle of my chest; i begin to feel really odd, i think maybe I will faint but i don't feel faint or dizzy. the episode used to last for only 2 seconds but now it is lasting maybe 10-15 seconds and this feeling comes over me that I think i will fall over but then it goes away. i am scared to go to a cardiologist but that is probably what i will have to do; just wondering if anyone ever experienced anything like it.

jdiane
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   Posted 2/18/2013 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
why are you scared to see a cardiologist? Is it pain or flutters? Obviously the best answer is.... go to your cardiologist.

horsey11
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   Posted 2/18/2013 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
 there is no pain or flutters; that is why i said it is so odd. i am afraid to seethe cardiologist and i know there will be testing needed. i cant do a stress test on a treadmill (dizzy) and I can't do the Persantine test because I have asthma.

CloPatt
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   Posted 2/19/2013 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be an anxiety thing? Whatever it is though you need to see someone, even if it's just to reassure yourself. The thought of an appointment is probably far worse than the reality. If you do see a cardiologist they will be used to treating/testing people who have asthma etc so don't worry about that.
This wont just go away, it's much better to know what you're dealing with and get on with it.

horsey11
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   Posted 2/22/2013 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
 Hi Clopatt- thanks for your input- i made an appt with a cardiologist for next Wednesday. Thanks for your encouragement. i know it is something that needs to be done.

greatunclebill
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   Posted 2/23/2013 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
do the chemical stress test. i have asthma, copd and other things & did the chemical stress test with no problems. i was told that if there was a problem involving the asthma they are equipped to handle it immediately.
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