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Hi, I do apologize that this may be a little long
Im a 20 year old male, no family history of heart disease, do not smoke, drink, or do drugs
I have suffered with heart fluttering since I was about 14 years old. However, they have gotten a lot worse in the last few months. They now last up to 7 seconds at a time and make me really dizzy. Here is my history of doctors this year.
1.) Cardiologist 1 (November) - she did an echo-cardiogram and said everything was fine
2.) Cardiologist 2 (January) - stated that he thought I may have an abnormal heart rhythm
3.) Cardiologist 3 (January) - I went to him for a second opinion after the cardiologist told me he saw something wrong
--> this cardiologist did multiple ECGs, and a 30 day Event monitor. During the Event monitor I had minor chest flutters but these only lasted 1-2 seconds each. He said he did not find anything wrong.
4.)Cardiologist 2 AGAIN (went back) - he then said he didn't see anything wrong and he said " I do not think it is anything serious but i will send you to an electrophysiologist to make sure). I chose not to go because my insurance would not have covered anymore tests since I have done so many already.
Throughout these months I also made 5 trips to the ER and got blood work done, 4 chest x-rays, and a total of 8 ECGS. With each visit they did not find anything wrong.
Does anyone else experience these long-lasting chest flutters? Do you know what causes them? Did I make a mistake by not going to the Electrophysiologist? I am so terrified that this is an abnormal heart rhythm and that I will go into sudden cardiac arrest.
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