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Date Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 8/6/2013 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone I'm 21 not over weight, exercise mon-fri
And have been experiencing
Some chest pain
Shortness or breath and palpitations
I've had numerous studies done
Like 5 EKG's, echo, stress test, holter monitor, chest X-ray and blood work
Holter only picked up 50 pacs and 1 PVC which I was told is not alarming.

I got diagnosed with generalized anxiety instead
Are those studies enough to rule out heart disease ?

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 8/6/2013 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
In someone age 21, YES, you've done enough, even too much.

I had similar chest pains at age 21 or 22.

I regret to this day that my student health service sent me to some outside doctor who gave me a fluoroscope. Total waste of time and needless exposure to radiation in a large dose.
None of that was ever told to me.

My eventual outcome was something similar to anxiety.
BTW, at the same time I was running and had been a excellent competitive long distance runner.
Heart disease probability was about 1 in 1000.
The outside doctor just picked up a nice fee.

Take a medication class instead of more doctors.
Or get away on a vacation.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/10/2013 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
If your Dr. feels you have had enough tests and your test outcomes were within normal range than I would believe your Dr. has done a good job.  However I am not a Dr. but I do have anxiety and I know that can cause many of the same sx as heart problems.
Great sharing by Franklen
Do check out our Anxiety Forum.
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GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.

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