Are all cardiologists aware of conditions such as (HCM, ARVC?)... if a cardiologist says echo and ecg are normal... am I clear?

Opinion.Training var. I hate to say it, but the amount of training & experience varies widely among individuals, even Cardiologists. While they should be aware of conditions like HCM & ARVC, not all of them are; & not everyone knows the best test for diagnosing them. ARVC, for instance, is an indication for cardiac MRI (NOT echo / EKG); however, ARVC tends to cluster in families. In any case, you can get a 2nd opinion.

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Experienced few flutters with exercise. Would a clear ecg read by a cardiologist be enough to exclude life threatening conditions. (E.g, arvd, hcm)?

Cardiology Consult. 21 year old gentleman experiencing possible arrhythmia with exercise. An EKG is a good start in this case but referral to a specialist in Cardiology is a good idea. A stress test and hotter monitor are more accurate in detecting arrhythmia that may be brought on by exertion. Echocardiography and or imaging usually employed to diagnose other disorders but they do have EKG signs experts recognize. Read more...

Cardiologist said that I don't need further evalution. Short Svt type episodes once a month or two normal sinus ecg and echo Is he right am I safe? .

Caffeine? where you ingesting a lot of caffeine? Like 3 L bottles per day of Mountain Dew? Any CNS stimulants like phentermine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Check any medications you have consistently taken which have tachycardia as a side effect. Read more...
Depends on age & dz. If u r young, w/o heart defects or problems, & have no medical problems, then the fast heart beat of SVT (especially if it's infrequent) shd cause no long term effects. There's no effect on life span unless ur heart can't handle the strain for other reasons (heart disease, congenital abnormality, electrical anomaly, valve problem) which wd have been detected on ECG or echo. So, no need 4 testing. Read more...

Short svt episodes once a month. Dont affect my life in anyway. Normal ecg and echo. Cardiologist said no treatment if I dont want. So can I go no med?

SVT. You report having seen a cardiologist with the opportunity to have a history, physical and lab evaluations and were told you don't have to have treatment. Why do you think folks out in the zephyr world who haven't seen you and your data could give a better opinion? Given what you presented, sounds like you can do fine with no meds. Read more...

6 short SVT type episode in last 7 months. Normal resting ecg and echo. Cardiologist said no treatment if episodes are infrequent and short. Agree?

Do not agree. More than four episodes of SVT in a year is poor control. Are you certain this is SVT and not Atrial fibrillation or something else? There are many options for effective cure both medical and interventional. I would seek the advice of an electrophysiologist for your management. Read more...

I have hiatal hernia/gerd (good diet +nexium 40mg).Was cleared by 2 cardiologists (ecg, echo...), but every night I get tight chest/breathing diff. Why?

Hernia ? It could be the hernia if it is a large one and slides into the chest specially when laying down or eating a large meal. Hard to tell without seeing the studies done. Mention this to your doctor. Read more...
From the acid. The acid in your stomach is leaking up into your esophagus when you lay flat. This causes pain in your chest. It's not from your heart. Read more...

My heartbeat paused for about 4-5 seconds and felt dizzy. Have had previous ecgs and echo. I have a cardiologist appt tues. Should I wait? Some pain

Concerning. Having a "pause" of 4-5 seconds coupled with an associated symptom, particularly lightheadedness is worrisome enough that i would recommend at least a visit to an urgent care center, or better, a local er. Read more...
If you have. Anymore episodes i wouldn't wait & would seek medical attention...Thankfully you are young. Read more...

Is it important to see a cardiologist for echo if have an abnormal ecg?

Yes. It is important to see a cardiologist for echo if have an abnormal ECG in the most situation to evaluate the heart function and construction problems. Read more...
No need. Whether for echo exam may depend on the history, symptom and disease patterns. Read more...

What would make a cardiologist suspect congenital coronary anomaly apart from mild chest pain on exertion after echo, stress ecg, 24h ecg, ecg. 22male?

Age & tests LowValue. Some significant congenital (=born-with) issues are not detected until 40's, if ever, while we are alive to any age. At your age, stress tests very rarely of any value because typically only detect severe complications of advanced artery disease. Additionally, doc is doing tests commonly done & paid for, may be ok or far off target if pain from diaphragm/intercostal breathing muscles, lungs, etc. Read more...
Nothing else. The last remaining concerning diagnosis in a young person with exertional chest pain is the possibility of a congenital abnormality of the coronary arteries. Your doctor is simply trying to evaluate for this last possibility. Read more...