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A 43-year-old male asked:

Worrying about heart all the time. two ekgs, blood work and urine all normal this year. pcp & er docs think anxiety. can you have sensations without being anxious? can electrolytes be off even if test say within range? i feel like something is off.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Cardiac neurosis: Something is wrong and if you have had a decent workup it is not your heart. Everyone has sensations in the chest from time to time. This may be somatizing (life is beating you up and you feel it as if it were illness), or non-cardiac disease. Stop reading bad internet sites about sudden cardiac death and do even more good positive things with good people to fill your finite life span. Be brave.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time for life coach: If you are worrying all the time about your heart, even after a normal evaluation, you need to do some work. Preoccupations like this are often a way for you to avoid addressing other underlying stressors in your life that need to be sorted out. A life coach/therapist can often help you find a past life incident or choice that is a trigger for this. Do the work or this will haunt you indefinately.

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