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I made a thread a bit go saying that i'm having an echocardiogram and a 72 hour ECG because im struggling to beleive all these chest pains/flutters/Ectopic beats are down to anxiety, even though i admit myelf that i do have quiet high anxiety it's just hard to wrap my head around just what it can do to your body.
Anyway, long story short i went to the doctors about my chest pains, he said he could hear a heart murmur (ive been to god knows how many other doctors and they've never heard anything) he said it's properly just an innocent one but he'll refer me to a cardioligist just be to safe. Anyone with health anxiety will understand that I didnt think the murmur was innocent at all, i diagnosed myself with leaking heart valves, everything. One thing certain in my mind, was that its not an innocent one! Days waiting for the echo was hell, couldn't function properly at all anxiety was at an all time high, i was devasted.
Had my Echocardiogram, got my results a week or two later and it was all clear, turns out my heart murmur was innocent after all. I have read on a few websites that very very high anxiety can cause an innocent heart murmur, where as some websites beg to differ, but either way whether it's my anxiety or not causing it, its innocent and no harm to me.
Now i had my 72 hour ECG about a week after my echocardiogram, on the 22nd august. I had a follow up appointment with my cardioligist on the 5th september where he said that my ECG results wasn't ready yet, but he said he doesn't think theres going to be anything of concern anyway. Walked away from there a bit gutted that i didnt get an answer either way, health anxiety you just want a piece of paper with your test results on! So now we're on 1st October and i still haven't had anything, thats coming up to 6 weeks waiting for my ECG results? Is that normal? it seems silly it's took this long, it's not nice having some pending heart results over you day to day, wondering if it's all clear or not. A month and half to send me a letter with my results on? I don't know whether to take comfort in maybe if there was anything wrong they'd have sent me something by now getting me in for another appointment, or maybe they're just slow looking at it, i don't know what to think i just want my results lol
So basically anyone who's had a 24 hour ECG, how long did your results take to come through? Is it worth my ringing up and chasing them?
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