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Palpitations associated with the shortness of breath, allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just found out today that I have incomplete right bundle branch block. I've been complaining to my doctor and other clinics for 4 yrs that I feel like I can't breathe on occasion. I was told by each dr that i have allergies. I totally disagree since allergy meds dont help and this is my only symptom. Anyway, can someone please tell me if shortness of breath is a symptom of IRBBB? Also my shortness of breath is so scary that i literally feel that I'm not receiving air at all.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   34
User :   i'm 5'2 104 lbs
User :   never drink, never drugs
User :   some social cigarettes
Doctor :   Do you have other symptoms such as palpitations associated with the shortness of breath?
User :   what is that? haha
Doctor :   I mean do you feel your heart beat - beating hard and faster when you have this shortness of breath?
User :   yes, definitely
User :   i could be lying in the bed and my heart will feel like its racing and i cant breathe
User :   well i'm breathing but don't feel it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Incomplete right bundle block is usually an asymptomatic condition
Doctor :   and most often diagnosed incidentally.
Doctor :   However occasionally the can cause symptoms such as palpitations more than shortness of breathe.
Doctor :   Sitting at one end of the computer without a physical examination, I cannot really predict if the shortness of breath that you been having
Doctor :   is directly related to the incomplete RBB
Doctor :   or due to any other parameters.
Doctor :   hence I suggest that you consult a cardiologist
User :   That was my next question
User :   what test do you think??
Doctor :   You will need evaluation that consists of cardiac examination, echocardiogram of the heart, electrophysiological studies/holter monitoring and so on.
User :   oh btw, you are right. It was incidental that they found it. They didn't seem concerned either
Doctor :   Apart from this you may need few blood test to look at the electrolytes, sugars and cholesterols.
Doctor :   Hence consult a cardiologist who after evaluation will be able to suggest better information.
Doctor :   Hope I have answered your query.
User :   Thank you Doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No. :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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