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Ok hi all, first post and excuse my waffling I've been freaking out regarding heart health for years. I recently had a few A&E visits due to fast heart rate and anxiety, turned out to be sinus tachycardia no warnings for anything else. All the specialists at hospital told me it was ok and I was low risk as my cholesterol is only 5.9 and I'm only 33 years old with a relatively normal BP...
havng anxiety however this didnt ease my worries, so took my concerns to GP, he assessed my brachial radial index... normal, my resting and recovery pulse... normal.
Happy as a pig in **** I went on my way only to return to GP for a final reassurance, I asked him to perform an ECG as I had had one 3 years back that said "POSSIBLE" past infarction (t line / t wave something) and that had played on my mind ever since. Dr agreed to retest but informed me the automatic diagnosis machines are quiet often wrong and he was sure my heart health was good. Had the ECG and despite more recent hospital ones being all good (except for sinus tachy) this one again showed "Possible peri-infarction caused by heart block" Dr printed a report as he wanted to see the heart trace for himself and he said "I cant see what this thing is picking up everything looks normal to me, if someone showed me this and hadnt told me the system generated diagnosis I'd have said this was a normal ECG" I began freaking out in GP room, said 'what if you're wrong' and 'can i get a second opinion' he tried to reassure me further by saying my last 3 visits to A&E all with ECG's had no issues however to alleviate my concerns he'd get a cardiologist to look at the trace which he still fealt was normal.
My worry is, should I trust the machine, or my GP's and other medical professionals that have told me im ok. This anxiety disorder is killing me
Resting heart rate
76 - 82
Active heart rate
120 - 130
Heart rate recovery
30+ in first minute
BP Average 138/.84
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