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waking up with racing heart and choking

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Esophagus: Likely a GI issue...See a physician for further evaluation.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Koch
30 years experience Cardiology
Test accuracy: Every medical test has a sensitivity & specificity of the finding to detect the disease in question. Stress imaging tests are about 85-90 percent accu ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Sounds like: You could be having anxiety problems and/or panic attacks. Especially if all tests for physical pathology are normal. Next step would be to consult ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
If its chf: Then ventilin would not help.
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Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Ventolin: Ventolin will dilate the airways and that is not the problem in heart failure. If you feel congested then your water pill dose may need to be increase ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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GetAGraspOnYourGasps: It may be that, while on your back,your breathing gets harder and harder because your tongue falls back and obstructs the air flow. Then you gasp for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Confusing question: I'm sorry that i don't understand all of what you're asking -- your "heart os gone i got it cheek out"? Anxiety and stress can show up as feelings of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
It is certainly: possible though less likely that you have vagus nerve damage, unless you have had recent surgery in the chest or neck area. In order to diagnose thi ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Could be, or: It could be chronic bronchiectasis. Have her get a bronchoscopy and send samples off for fungal culture as well as the usual tests. Is she exposed to ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: Panic does not cause plaque buildup. Symptoms described, though, are not uncommon with panic. If you have not already had an eval to rule out physical ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Multiple problems: Burping releases gas which enters the stomach during swallowing. Shortness of breath, choking sensation, neck pain and rapid heartbeat could be due to ... Read More
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