I have been through an ordeal this year and have had many tests. Only just getting some results now - after 9 months!
At first my main symptom was major dizziness, and then I started to get attacks of dizziness where I couldnt stand and my heart was racing so much. My thoughts would scramble too and I couldnt speak properly. Id wake an night in panics, with heart pounding. Someimtes I too have to lay down as the dizziness is unbearable, but the laying doesnt make it go away. Its AWFUL.
Anyway, first the cardiologist found a PFO (hole in heart). He said it is small and wouldnt cause my feelings.
Now I have worn a heart monitor for a week, and the results came back yesterday. The report says that I am being referred to a specilaist in London. The problem is that my heart keeps stopping (arrest).
The report says that it arrests for about 5 seconds each time, primarily at night and early mornings. The Dr suggested that this may be causing my feellings of dizziness etc, as the heart stops and starves my brain of blood an oxygen for a few seconds. I also then get a pounding heart to compensate for the stop. This in turn makes me panicky and anxioous and dizzy. ANyone else get this?
AN IDEAS what is wrong with me? What might they do to test me in London? Notes on my reports say:
"has pauses of sinus arrest"
"has a broad complex rythm"
"requires EP studies"
"maybe due to an artefact or ventricular tachycardia" ANY IDEA WHAT ALL THESE MEAN? Thanks in advacen for your replies xxxxxx