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Any insight, thoughts, course of action would be appreciated as well as how my overall prognosis looks.
I am a 28 YO Male, healthy weight, no health issues or medications other than what I am about to describe
I have been dealing with heart issues for over 10 years now and first started having problems around 16-17.
My primary symptom I have had all these years is a feeling as if my chest has gone weightless and takes my breath away followed by a massive POP and a rush of warmth in my feet all unfolding around about 2-3 seconds. There has never been any pain, dizziness, fainting or shortness of breath associated with these.
At the time (11 years ago) I ended up in the ER a few times and had EKG and blood work done. I also later got another EKG, Echo, and treadmill as well as 24 hour holter done at that time ordered by my doc. All came back negative however I was never given a firm diagnosis although I never had a big "pop" during any tests either. I call them a "pop" as I have never had any diagnosis but from what I have read the most likely explanation is that they are PVCs. Do these tests provide any reassurance 11 years later?
Around 5 years ago during a sporing event I had crushing chest pain the evening after witnessing a fellow competitor suffer a heart attack that day I had blood work and ekg and monitoring for around 5-10 hours and all was well that is the last cardiac testing I have had beyond the doc listening to my heart 3 years ago at a check up.The "pops" continued off and on for 11-12 years. Thinking back they also began creeping in during excercise around 3 years ago which also coincides to me falling into terrible physical condition relatively speaking. Although it is only during the last few months that I began to think about these again.
Here is where I am today:
About 6-7 months ago I had what seemed like 20-30 "pops" in one evening after a couple glasses of wine and a big meal and a bad fight with the Mrs. Ever since then my life has been slowly going down hill I have withered away both mentally and physically. I have lost 20 lbs due to anxiety killing my appetite and muscle loss due to quiting my workouts.
In summary I am now getting 1-20 "pops" a day I may have had a total of 5-10 days with none since June. And now 50% of the time I will get 1-3 with any prolonged significant exertion which I heard is the marker of death relating to these. They are usually triggered by a big inhalation when excercising, right at the top when the lungs are full before I exhale the heart will misfire or "pop".
I am also worried I am predisposed to heart issues. One of my grandfathers has been dealing with Afib since his early 80s and his abalation did not work. He is now 90 but is on heart meds and may not be able to live at home much longer on his own.
My other theory is that an infection has destroyed the wiring in my heart as I have an identical twin who suffers no such issues.
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