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I had a bunch of skipped beats in a row last night while layin in bed w no normal beat between. Ive had a full cardiac workup last year. Negative. ???

I had a bunch of skipped beats in a row last night while layin in bed w no normal beat between. Ive had a full cardiac workup last year. Negative. ???

Probably OK: Most people have abnormal heart beats or skipped beats. Many are not even aware of it, because we don't normally feel our heart beat. These are probably just occasional premature beats which are not dangerous, but if your cardiac workup did not involve a Holter monitor (looks like a pager, and senses your heart for several days), it should. Speak with your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common? Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common?  Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

Fairly common: Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats. Pvcs may originate from different locations within either ventricle. Pvcs are usually benign & may be caused by structural damage, electrolyte imbalance, stimulants, or happen without cause. However, pvcs may also indicate serious heart problems, so you should see your doctor regularly to monitor. ...Read more

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Had full cardio workup: stressecho, ecg, agatston score 0.5. Bp 120-130/80-90, but persistent L arm pain with tingling; is it cardiac or nerve?

Had full cardio workup: stressecho, ecg, agatston score 0.5. Bp 120-130/80-90, but persistent L arm pain with tingling; is it cardiac or nerve?

Data: your information raises questions of why you are on plavix (clopidogrel) and at 37 and female have had CAD work up. The data you list suggests not cardiac but maybe we don't have the whole story. You should discuss with your doc and get the information from there ...Read more

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My wife experiences severe chest pain just prior to hot flashes; she has had full set of cardiac exams and all is ok. What is the cause?

My wife experiences severe chest pain just prior to hot flashes; she has had full set of cardiac exams and all is ok.  What is the cause?

Heart artery spasm: A little known fact is that low estrogen can cause spasm of the arteries of the heart and it is relieved by estrogen treatment. Estrogen lowers the risk of heart disease in women and does not cause breast cancer. In the whi study (look it up) the women who took only estrogen and not synthetic Progesterone (provera) had a lower risk of breast cancer. With severe symptoms, estrogen can be considered. ...Read more

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Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart.I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body.Age28,no hist,non smoker.Still heart?

Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart.I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body.Age28,no hist,non smoker.Still heart?

Not likely: Your symptoms are not suggesting heart as being the origin. Studying the pattern of the pain may help us understand its origin better. It can be anywhere from musculoskeletal to anxiety. The pattern and circumstances of your symptoms are critical in deciding what's next. ...Read more

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I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?

I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?

Air embolism: An very uncommon complication;why did this occur at all ? Was it venous or arterial ? Do you have a shunt? If now asymptomatic likely a venous event and at this stage presumably should be able to return to work ...Read more