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Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can your heart pound loud in the chest if you are really scared?

Can your heart pound loud in the chest if you are really scared?

A thumping heart...: Some people can feel the heart beats, especially in situation such as significant fear as during a panic attack..Often these folks wil describe "pounding heart" that is about "jump out of the chest" sensation. So yes, at times you can hear your thumping heart! if you have concerns, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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For several days now i have a nervous/scared feeling in my chest by my heart yet im not nervous or scared? Does anyone know what this could be? Thx

For several days now i have a nervous/scared feeling in my chest by my heart yet im not nervous or scared? Does anyone know what this could be? Thx

Hyperventilation?: The person doesn't realize that they are breathing rapidly. Rebreathing into a small brown paper bag freq solves the immediate problem. It is frequently brought on by stress or anxiety. ...Read more

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My boyfriends heart increased extremely loud and fast after sex as if it was going to come out his chest?

My boyfriends heart increased extremely loud and fast after sex as if it was going to come out his chest?

Physical activity: Much like exercising intercourse can increase your heart rate... No chest pain or shortness of breath... Should be ok. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble taking deep breaths. My heart pounds more and i feel like I have 30 pounds on my chest.. What is it?

Time to call EMS: It sounds angina and you need an ekg. But seeing your age as 18, and you are writing this, it can be something more benign, mitral valve prolapse, but you need a cardiologist to see you and examine you. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree av block type 1 and for few days I've had a fluttery feeling in my chest & stop and start feeling. I'm scared my heart will stop?

I have a 2nd degree av block type 1 and  for few days I've had a fluttery feeling in my chest & stop and start feeling. I'm scared my heart will stop?

NOT TO WORRY: If you have been told that you have a normal heart (the conduction defect is fairly common and generally not harmful as a "stand alone" finding. You still have a POWERFUL heart beat producer in your VENTRICLES if complete heart block ever occurs! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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My heart started beating fast & my chest began to hurt my breathing was fast and I threw up I started feeling really scared why did this happen?

My heart started beating fast & my chest began to hurt my breathing was fast and I threw up I started feeling really scared why did this happen?

Heart racing: This may be cardiac in nature or secondary to anxiety, panic attack. If it happens again I recommend you have a workup with your primary care physician with and EKG ...Read more

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I had a heart murmur since i was a baby and the dr said it's still really loud. I had it checked when i was 7 but I have chest pains. What could it be?

Heart murmur: What did your echocardiogram reveal about your heart murmur? Do you have a significant valvular problem? Your chest pains may not be related to the heart and more info is needed about your chest pains to make a diagnosis. Your physician who knows your condition is best to advise you. ...Read more

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Yesterday, i just got off of work and was fixing myself some food, when i got a really bad chest pain. My heart started to beat. Really fast, and loud enough to hear. The pain was enough to set me on the floor. It lasted between 5 and 7 min. I thought it

Yesterday, i just got off of work and was fixing myself some food, when i got a really bad chest pain. My heart started to beat. Really fast, and loud enough to hear. The pain was enough to set me on the floor.  It lasted between 5 and 7 min. I thought it

See a doctor: Without knowing more about your health condition there is no way to know what caused your symptoms. Since it is possible that it may have been an issue with your heart you should have a good evaluation by a doctor to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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Mild chest pain scared it could be heart related ?

Mild chest pain scared it could be heart related ?

Chest pain.: Theoretically speaking, any chest pain COULD be heart-related, although that doesn't mean that it IS heart-related. Depends on you as an individual - specific symptoms, associated symptoms, risk factors, habits, testing results. ...Read more

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Heart pounds significantly harder (around rate of 180) during exercise than b4, even during mild physical exertions. Mild chest discomfort.

Heart pounds significantly harder (around rate of 180) during exercise than b4, even during mild physical exertions. Mild chest discomfort.

See a doctor: While the possibility if benign conditions are there, you should see a doctor to evaluate those conditions to make sure nothing serious is going on. I would do so fairly quickly. ...Read more

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I have a weird spastic/fluttering feeling in the left side of my chest just below the peck. I'm scared it's my heart. It's happening a lot today?

I have a weird spastic/fluttering feeling in the left side of my chest just below the peck. I'm scared it's my heart. It's happening a lot today?

Muscle spasm: If you actually feel a little spasm just under the skin, this could be a little muscle spasm which is normal! If however, you feel a racing heart rate, pain in chest, dizziness or lightheadedness, I would want you to see a doctor for an EKG and lab work. ...Read more

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Chest pain when i breathe in. Feels like something crawling in my heart. Scared.

Chest pain when i breathe in. Feels like something crawling in my heart. Scared.

Possibly non heart: I will think in 3 causes: doubt heart disease. 1- pleuritic chest pain due to a recent pneumonia. 2-muscle pain/costochondritis due heavy lifting exercises. 3-esophageal spasm due to chronic gerd symptoms. I will get chest x-ray and ecg. Consult your physician asap. ...Read more

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When in car my chest feels like there's something in it and breathing seems tighter, i can then feel my heart pound harder, is this my anxiety?

When in car my chest feels like there's something in it and breathing seems tighter, i can then feel my heart pound harder, is this my anxiety?

Tell Us More: Is this the only situation in which u experience these sensations? Did u always feel this way about being in a car? If not, when this this begin & did that follow some particular event? What would happen if u were given a *toy* car? Without more clues, we're left guessing & that's not helpful to u. The sensations are consistent w/those that arise when our brain sounds the "there's danger!" alarm. ...Read more

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I went to a party & the DJ loud music with strong bass caused strong hearbeating & chest pain.I felt sick & nauseous. Can loud music harm my heart?

I went to a party & the DJ loud music with strong bass caused strong hearbeating & chest pain.I felt sick & nauseous. Can loud music harm my heart?

There are some: frequencies and volumes that can be detrimental if focused on the chest cavity or heart. It is unlikely this could happen in a recreational setting. Anxiety could contribute to your symptoms. Just avoid the situations in the future if you can. ...Read more

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I get this chest flutter while sitting then I feel anxious and my heart races and pounds hard then settles in seconds then left with panic symptoms?

I get this chest flutter while sitting then I feel anxious and my heart races and pounds hard then settles in seconds then left with panic symptoms?

Assessment: A medical workup is needed to determine if there is a medical problem causing these symptoms. Without med workup would not assume that these are panic attacks. ...Read more

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Are palpatations skipped beats or an awareness of heart?don't get skipped beats but heart pounds,body moves w it.able to count pulse by looking @chest

Are palpatations skipped beats or an awareness of heart?don't get skipped beats but heart pounds,body moves w it.able to count pulse by looking @chest

Palpitations: Palpitations are what a person experiences as feeling the beating of the heart. It can be associated with skipped beats, but not always. It can also be associated with a fast heart rate. ...Read more