I guess I did leave some info out. Yes, I had a holter done years ago. It freaked the internist who read it. He was desperately trying to reach me so that I can start meds right away. I think (but not real sure) that I had 144 PVCs in a 24 hour period. I had it repeated last year but of course, I had a good day. The dysrhythmia only happens once in awhile. I told the original card that and he didn't do anything else.
This EP doc that I am seeing is only treating me for the NCS. He says that I shouldn't be concerned about the chest pain or frequent PVCs. He's not the only one. But then I heard others tell their story about irregular HR and pretty much the same symptoms and how they were worked up and I remember my ACLS training and I feel like a big "story teller". I hear it a lot that I shouldn't be having any problems b/c I'm a female and young. I look a lot younger than I am. Some guess me to be 18 or in my early twenties. Thanks,mom!
An autopsy I watched last November was on a 31yo female who died of a heart attack. I'm 35! What do you think was going on in my head at that time.
Last Sept. I had a huge massive crushing sudden pain at night while my DH was out of town. I could barely move let alone call for my oldest son to help me get my nitro. While he helped me, he was asking me if he should call 9-1-1. I told him no that the nitro should help. But I've never had it hurt like that before or since. I was sweating ( I totally soaked my pjs) and breathing with difficulty, etc. He panicked and called. When EMS got there, all my vitals were elevated. They too said, "awe you're too young. You probably just have heart burn." Well, we all know that they tell that to the doc when they bring you in. and guess what they diagnosed me with. They didn't even do an ekg. They did place a nitro patch but that's about all. Another pt came in c/o chest pain and was male. Guess where everyone ran to help and left me. This ER was at a smaller hospital and wasn't even affiliated with the heart hospital in town. I was not happy. I've never had heartburn and never had "that" pain return.
Well, I think that was too much info. I really am scared about this. I hear that it's benign (the NCS). They tell me that the PVCs and mitral valve insufficiency (moderate regurg BTW) are all unrelated to each other and to the NCS. But my NCS has both components, decrease in pulse and b/p. Then they also said that if my brain doesn't get perfusion that it could send signals that will mess up my heart b/c of the NCS. I just know that I have already heard that 2 other people have died from this benign condition. (the NCS). I know from ACLS that a prolonged abnormal rhythm is not good. I don't know much about the mitral valve except what was said that it could lead to CHF. (And their telling me to increase my fluids for the NCS)
I've only had an ECHO done. Not a stress ECHO. I only had a stress nuclear scan.
I guess I just don't want to ignore my chest pain and wind up in the morgue. All last night and today I've had PVCs. Headache and chest pain with it. The pain's progressing and I don't want to go to the ER only to find out that "I'm too young and I'm female and I probably have heart burn." I haven't taken my pulse b/c I don't want to get worked up about it. I don't want to take my nitro b/c it just aggravates my NCS and messes up my body.
Basically I don't know what to do and where to turn. I don't want to push where my knowledge is pretty limited. But I don't want to just sit here either.
BTW, each time they do an EKG during my chest pains, I have elevated t-waves. Is that common in persons who aren't having a MI?