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I was diagnosed with atherosclerosis also with benign heart palpitations after wearing a heart monitor for 24 hours, my question is why when I bend over picking something up out of the floor or tying my shoes do I then have flip-flops in my chest?

When you bend over. or increase the pressure inside your chest, you impede the return of blood to your heart and reduce the volume in the pump this can trigger extra heart beats or just make you more aware of heart beats when it refills with reduction in the pressure. This is physiological and unlikely to represent anything to be concerned about. Read more...

Recently I've been in and out of the ER heart palpitations and have had CT dye scan. Xrays. Stress test. All normal...What can be the cause?

Palpitations. Well, you have palpitations -- it is arrhythmia, and you need to see a cardiologist who will help you find the right treatment and management -. Read more...
More tests? Have you considered an heart monitor to correlate your symptoms with a possible underlying change in heart rhythm? That may be a worthwhile next step. Read more...
Palpitation treat. Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. Read more...
Palpitation. I agree with the other answer ..One more thing to be aware of is increased bloating and constipation. Often if your small bowel is full and you have increased bloating, that can push up the diaphragm, which can push up against the pericardial sac inducing palpitations. Read more...

Resting EKG showed minor t wave abnormalities. Poss inferior ischemia but exsersise EKG (stress test) was normal. Been having chest pain. Heart ultrasound done 1 mth ago was normal. What else to do?

Clarify w/Dr. If the dr (/?Cardiologist?) who did your stress test & echo feels comfortable, he/she may advise you that the source of your symptoms is not coming from your heart. In that case, for your age, if no other ongoing medical conditions, most likely is musculo-skeletal and should improve w/nsaids and time. Read more...
Next step. Your next step would be a myocardial perfusion study also known as a "chemical stress test". Regular stress tests have been known to have false negative findings especially in females but, at your age, unless there is a strong family history or other strong risk factors you should be ok. Read more...
Physical exam. There are many causes of chest pain. For someone 18 years old athletic activities involving repetitive arm motion can cause pectoralis minor muscle inflammation. This is more likely in someone 18 than heart disease. Consultation with a primary care doctor can help sort this out. Read more...

Went to the ER and heart monitor started beeping due to low heart rate. Took stress test and it came back normal. Cause for concern or normal?

Probably normal. Without details of age, and medications, I suspect the lower heart rate would have been adequately assessed with the stress test. Your response on the stress test would usually show an increase in heart rate, and if this did not occur, then would usually lead to further evaluation. If you were told the stress test was normal, then likely your heart rate improved, and not of concern. Read more...