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Squeezing in heart, heaviness in chest, loss of breath, normal EKG and ECG, symptoms recurring after getting off metoprolol tatrate. Suggestion?

I have a sensation of squeezing or pinching in my heart on the left side of my chest as well as a heaviness in that area. I also have spurts of heart pounding and feeling out of breath. I have had an ekg and echo cardiogram as well as a chest xray which ALL came back NORMAL. I was put on metoprolol tartrate for the symptoms but recently came off the 25 mg pill which I was taking once per day (gradually over 1 week). What is going on here??? If it is not a heart thing what is it?? Thanks!!
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance. You may even need Electro Physiological Studies (EPS)
Anxiety / Hormones like thyroid or adrenaline may all have a role
You have not stated your personal habits, family history, or co-morbidities, even age or gender...which could influence the diagnosis and outcome...
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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