I have seen my primary doc, about palpitations, and he had an EKG done, which of course was normal + prescribed medication...which initially helped, but no more. I'm in my early 30's, I have seen THREE Cardiologists, the first two dismissed the palpitations as anxiety. The third had another EKG, which was normal, plus a 24 hr holter monitor, in which I had no symptoms that day. Then, finally I had in an ECG done, and the Cardiolgist, mentioned that I had a small leak in one of my heart valves, but called it "normal". Well, additional symptoms I've had included chest pain, and pain down my left arm...I've had arrhythmias as well. I have told each Cardiologist about my symptoms, as well as family history of heart problems (mostly my mom), they shrug their shoulders, and say well it's "normal", you've got nothing to worry about. Each one has mentioned that I'm too young for anything serious. Are leaking heart valves really normal, and who else is in the same boat?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009