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Hi, I am 57 female. live in UK and a long term sufferer of GERD, I take 20mg esomeprazole and 75mg ranitidine which keeps things under control. Over past 18 months have had some really crazy things going on with heart and chest, my heart starts to race for no apparent reason and I can feel it banging in my head and chest. It can go from my resting 72 to 118 in seconds. I have had many ECG's, X Rays, Scans, Blood tests and now waiting for a 24 hour monitor. Doctor in A&E could feel it racing and see it going fast but can find nothing wrong, they say it is just "one of those things". So I have been monitoring this and trying to work out if there is pattern and I think there is. Take yesterday for instance I was helping to chop downs bushes in garden, really active with no chest pains, or abnormal raised heartbeat, came in sit down had a drink and some crisps and bang heart raising. I could feel it pounding in my chest, it went to 108 bpm. This has happened a few times now when sitting and after eating, could it be related to GERD. If so what can I do about it and will it cause a heart attack. I will be mentioning this to GP when 24 trace is done so that they can perhaps look at tape and see if increased beats relates to meal times. It is just really worrying not knowing what is going on and putting a damper on my quality of life as I am worrying about a heart attack constantly.
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