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Every night my heart rate comes up a little up to 85bpm. Normal heart after EKG echo stress test. Dr says it can be acid reflux or anxiety every night?

Not abnormal. This is not an abnormal heart rate. When you say at night I assume you mean when you lie down to go to sleep. I suspect it is related to psychological issues and is not a sign of a heart condition. Your heart is responding to the messages it is receiving from you mind and body as it should. Read more...

Trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, EKG revealed flattened t waves. Doc ordered echo consulted cardio who added nuclear stress test. Is this serious?

Probably not. Assuming you do not have risk factors, it sounds like anxiety, especially if you tolerate exertion well. Read more...
SOB . The description doesn't provide enough specific information to know the problem. There may be heart abnormalities suggested by symptoms and tests which require further investigation. You should ask the doctors with the information specific to you. Read more...

26, obese (bmi 41), BP 117/76. Resting heart rate only 54-60. After exercise it hardly raises. Had normal ecg/stress test last year. Is this normal?

For your age. It is normal except for bmi. Are you on a monitered diet? Read more...
Not necessarily. As your heart rate should augment(increase) during exercise. In fact, for a stress test to be considered truly diagnostic it is defined by the you achieving a certain heart rate. If your heart rate doesn't increase either you had non-diagnostic stress test due to suboptimal heart rate levels or have some chronotropic insufficiency - as in an abnormal ability to increase your heart rate. Read more...

I'm 40 years old. I have been having severe anxiety for a month with panic attacks. I have just got my period twice in amonth. I get rapid heart rate/pounding but the stress test and EKG were normal. Could this be a hormonal problem?

Menopause. Hormone shifts can cause palpitations. It could be early menopause. I would suggest a 30 day heart monitor to see if they can catch the abnormal beats and you may want to see your gyn as well and have some hormone levels drawn. Read more...
Possibly. Stress & anxiety--in general & in association with hormonal changes--can produce those symptoms. It's usually most helpful to get a rhythm tracing during an attack, so your doctor may order a 24-hour holter monitor to try to "catch" one. It can also help your doctor to know the hr during an episode, so i would recommend measuring your hr (counting the beats in a minute) during the next few attacks. Read more...
Relaxation Response. When you get the panic attack try to create a thought record with what thought triggered that emotion. By working through your fears you can help process the stress. Simple technique like letting go medication - while inhale say let and exhale say go and will be able to watch your breathing and regulate your emotions. Sometimes irregular heartbeats can mimic panic supplement with magnesium oratate. Read more...

If my echocardiogram, ekg, and stress test, all came back normal, could doing activities that raise my heart rate by 20-100 percent be harmful?

Normal studies. The probability is in favor of exercise being quite safe for someone with the normal findings you list. Having said that, without knowing anything else about you, something else could be present which would invalidate that prediction. Read more...

Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Heart rate . From what you provide it appears to be sinus rhythm which is normal. If the EKG was normal then nothing to worry about for now. Could be anxiety. If it continues you may need to wear an event recorder to see if something is being missed during your visit. . Read more...

Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Has a name. B"sd Some individuals have a sensation of heart pounding and actually have a normal pulse (and blood pressure) .. This situation can be difficult to assess, since the patient is certain that something must be wrong, but the objective data shows normal function. This situation has been dubbed "enhanced cardiac awareness." ... the episodes tend to improve and eventually abate. beta blocker may help. Read more...