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I drank and used cocaine for 3 years but quit 20 years ago. Would heart damage from my past show on echo or EKG by now. I get palps and worried.

Possibly; tell MDs. The effects of drugs can show up 10+ yrs (according to some reports) after use. The echo could show a problem in d "squeeze" of d heart (how well it moves); the EKG could show a rhythm problem if u have palpitations during the test. However, they may be negative. A heart biopsy can show ("contraction band/alcohol") myopathy but u can try to avoid this test by telling docs ur history & being honest. Read more...

Should I worry about my heart at age 28? Normal ekgs (just shows fast heartrate), normal echo shows normal function, stress test good, blood work good?

Normal data. At 28 with all that normal data, you should avoid smoking, eat a mediterranean diet, get aerobic exercise 30min, minimum daily and enjoy life......... Read more...
Exercise ; eat well. Sounds like your heart is in good shape from your tests. Prevention is always the best. Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet (low fat, low cholesterol) to prevent any heart problems in the future. Some people have heart attacks at an early age. Genetics, poor diet, and lack of exercise often play a role. Read more...

Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!

Normal is great! Without knowing the reason you are worried or why this testing was done at your age.... I would say that things look good from what you have stated but you should go over this in detail with your doctor. Read more...
Heart attack prevent. You are too young to have a heart attack unless drugs are involved (meth) or significant family history of premature cardiovascular disease. You're on oxycodone. Chronic pain can cause palpitations. Exercise will strengthen your health. Stay out of trouble. You shud be fine. Your chest pain and cough may be due to undiagnosed asthma or just plain anxiety. Check with your doctor. Test your lungs. Read more...

If something was wrong with my heart would a echo and ekg show it test 4 mo ago. Sometimes feel my heart skip a beat and I take a deep breathe after.?

Palpitations. These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. With a normal echo, the probability is you don't need to worry. Read more...

Went to doc for palp, bp 128/84 hr70. EKG showed heart attack but doc said it was athletic heart. I workout a lot. Have echo. Why would it show that?

I assume that when. you say the EKG says "heart attack" you mean the computer interpretation of the EKG. The algorithm for interpretation is weighted to favor abnormalities. It is up to the doctor who actually interprets the EKG to provide an accurate diagnosis. In other words the computer is over reading it. Trust your doctor. ECHO will most likely confirm he is right if you have no regional wall motion abnormality. Read more...

21 yr female. Heart arrhymia. Test results show an irregular EKG and stress test, but a regular chest xray and echo. What could be causing it?

Get the facts. Unless we can examine your entire ekg, holter and health history, nobody here can tell you a thing. This can be anything from the trivial extrasystoles / flipflops that most young folks' hearts do up to several times per minute in health, to something serious. Caffeine is the usual suspect in trivial disease, and if your physician tells you not to worry, then try your best to comply. Read more...