Racing heart tight chest pain

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I've been having a random racing heart and tight chest central and left neck jaw ear for a few weeks now. Does seem to be since having Covid. Gp suggested 24 hr ecg. Results were apparently showing a few fast rates and 2 st segment depressions and a lot of extra beats. Gp referred for advice to hospital but whilst waiting said he would prefer with my family history (mum and Uncle heart attacks under 60) and chest pain to refer me to rapid access chest pain clinic even without ecg result so they could determine if pain was from my heart, which he did. Told me not to run etc. Then I get a call a few days later from same gp he had heard from hospital who seem to say ecg OK I think but I did not really understand what he said. But he said I don't think the pain is from your heart. I asked if I was still being referred he said yes we will let that run but it might be rejected now due to cardiologist opinion on 24 hr ecg. I'm confused as he said he would prefer me to be seen irrelevant of ecg outcome due to chest pain. I felt like he didn't remember our last chat. Do you think because a cardiologist has looked at ecg he's now more confident? I'm worried about the chest pain and I told him. He said let's do bloods etc and then talk again. I've since had an appointment through for the chest pain clinic. Do you think I should still go, I feel I want this checking? Would you be confused? Anyone else had similar experience?

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    Hi! Hope you are doing well. Whatever you do, do not miss your appointment with the cardiologist or the GP. It may be scary at times, it may be inconvenient sometimes, but do not take a risk with your heart health.

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