Heart Palpitations & Cough

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/7/2006 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband is 42 years old. A couple of weeks ago he started experiencing heart palpitations. Also, in this same period he has developed a cough which seems somewhat dry. He has just recovered from a minor sinus infection. He is a light smoker (2-3 per day max) and drinks beer. He went to see our PCP last week and she gave him an EKG. She said his heartbeat is a little irregular and that it was probably nothing serious, probably stress. He has been under a lot of stress recently. She sent him for another heart test which they call an ECHO (unsure of spelling). He said it was like an MRI. They are going to give him a 24 hr heart monitor next week. I am very concerned as to what this could be because of the presence of a cough. He has also been experiencing indigestion for the past couple of months. Are these symptoms that can be present with GERD? I am so worried about this. I am a bit of a hypochondriac so I am looking for some kind of reassurance as to what it might be. Has anyone experienced palpitations with a cough?

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/7/2006 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I know how stressfull stuff like this can be I too am a bit of a hypochondriac. I can tell you that with my acid reflux i also had heart palps. I had and ecg and echo and everything turned out to be ok. Just a fast heart rate that is aggitated by the reflux. I didn't have a couph but i know that a lot of people get a couph with there acid refulx so it is very possible that your husband symptoms are from his acid reflux. It's also smart to take all the test and make sure everything else is ruled out. Let us know how everything turns out.
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