I am a 28 year old female. Usually I'm on here because of Crohn's, but I've been having chest pain for about a week and my GI doc doesn't think it is related to any of the meds I am currently on, so he told me to see my PCP. I have an appointment in the morning with her. My dad has a history of Lt bundle branch block (which he's on meds for), and grandma and dad's brother both have afib (which they take meds for as well). Should I ask my PCP to send me to a cardiologist, or just let them do a chest xray and ekg? I'm sure that's all they will do, but from what my dad says, the afib and bbb can be missed in both a chest xray and ekg.
I don't want to be paranoid and ask for a referral if I don't need it, but I seem to have inheirited all of the bad genes so far, so I'm worried that I have gotten some of the heart related ones also, and they could go unnoticed.