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Heart skip, reports normal, anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   hi doc i have been experiencing heart skips one concern is that when im lyind down i feel that my heart stops for a second and i gasp for air. its very concerning as i have don countless ecgs a holter monitor and echo cardiogram back in january. just did recent blood works and ecg and all came back fine. i am really concerned about this because i feel that my heart stops and just restarts again..
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
User :   if you need my previous results i can type it for you
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   i am 24
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   i had this for about 3 days now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since you are telling you had your tests done in jan why did you go for that? Were the symptoms present done also?

Doctor :   Plz type the reports.

Doctor :   The previous ones.

User :   blood tes done on 07/19 wbc 8.7 troponin 5 00.05
User :   ecg done on 07/20 notmal
Doctor :   Your reports seem to be normal

Doctor :   Are you taking any kind of stress?
User :   well i have been having anxiety issues lately
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like breatlessness, or palpitations?
User :   just that when i feel my heart skips it thumps on my chest and i gasp for air
Doctor :   The symptoms you are telling seem to correlate with stress and anxiety
Doctor :   You are taking too much stress
Doctor :   1) Do regular exercise even a brisk walk
Doctor :   2)Eat a well balanced diet compromises of fruits and vegetables
User :   yeah probably but what concerns me is that.. why when it skips.. why do i gasp for air cause i can feel the heart stop or skip usuall around 1-2 secs the i gasp for air.. i alway experience the skipped beats but not that intense
Doctor :   Whenever you take stress or are in anxiety it puts a lot of pressure on you and because of the tension you feel as if there is shortage of breath
Doctor :   This is a common symptom
Doctor :   Are you there?
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