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A 46-year-old male asked:

I have been getting slight left chest pain, some heart palpitations & dizziness. i had 2 ekgs, a pet scan while doing a stress test, and an ultrasound of my heart. everything came bk normal. given 25mg atenolo. could it be anxiety? i'm confused?

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: Anxiety is a possibility but so are abnormal heart rythyms that may be episodic and not caught on short term tests. Would ask about long term cardiac monitoring over 2-4 week period to rule out problems and possibly catch abnormal beats, especially is symptoms are not resolved or recur. consider getting pulse oximeter or blood pressure cuff that can at least measure your heart rate during symptoms
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