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Pulsating abdomen. Normal Echo. Should we contact doctor?

My husband was just discharged from the hospital yesterday to r/o an MI. His Echo was normal as was his nuclear stress test. He has an event monitor which is not working for him because he tried to call it in last night and they never called back until this morning. So, we are going to have it switched for a 72 hour monitor. I took his pulse as it was recording and I could feel a rapid rhythm, but what got my attention was that he was laying flat on his back (he has a rounded middle) and I could literally see his abdomen pulsating at the same beat that I was feeling. I checked at different intervals and no matter what the rhythm was, I could literally take his pulse by watching his stomach . I want to know if I should contact his MD about this.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Stress test has excluded ischemia.
Holter (events monitor) will show rhythm anomaly – it should be done.

Abdominal pulsations can often be seen or flt, normally – especially in thin or anxious persons..
In the absence of any other associated symptoms, it is probably a normal event of no clinical significance.
Occasionally, it may a transmitted pulsation or aneurysm – only physical examination and/or scans can confirm. See your doctor and be reassured.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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