Posted 3/3/2015 8:21 AM (GMT -6)
Welcome to the forum, tmochrie.
A little fluttering is probably not awful, but I'm not a doctor, so take your doc's advice.
Since you're a bit heavy I'd be worried about clogging arteries. Not meaning to criticize! I was overweight for years. My clogged arteries were responsible for a heart attack, although the trigger, an allergic-type reaction, was what set it off.
The stomach, heart, just about everything else are all connected by the vagus nerve. That's how my allergic reaction, which upset my stomach, triggered my coronary arteries to spasm.
So, the point is the doc may be right, and your problem may well be from your stomach. I'd still get a second opinion from a cardiologist.