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Assistant: How can I help? I had secundum ASD patch repair

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Assistant: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I had secundum ASD patch repair Oct 1987 at 21 yes old
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm experiencing breathless Ness just resting I get palpitations
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I can't sleep properly my heart races in the night 111bpm it wakes me up thumping
Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: I walked across muddy field last night and it knackered me terribly
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 months ago.

How old are you?

Have you been to the doctor for this?

Are you on any medicines?


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I've been like this since sept 2018
I've had ECG done
An echocardiogram done
But no stress test or x-ray or CT scan or MRI scan either
I lay down and I feel my heart try to beat Hart through my chest and I feel like I can't take a deep breat most days feeling fatigue and anxiety it's awful feelings
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for the details

You do need a stress test to find out the current status of your heart

A normal ECG and echo can not rule out a heart disease

You must have a stress test to be absolutely certain that it is not related to the heart problem

If that is cleared then you should have thyroid function test as hyperthyroidism can also cause such symptoms

And lastly anxiety could be another reason for such kind of symptoms

But first of all a detailed cardiac evaluation must be done

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 months ago.

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