The Heartbeat Stops For A Second And The Left Chest Pain Feels Like It’s Being Stabbed?
I’m a 24 year old male, lately I feel my heart rate stops for a moment and then it’s normal again, there are several times when I take a breath in my heart rate stops for a moment, and today I feel that in 1 minute I feel 3 pauses with the intensity of one second pause of 1 second is normal, up to 3 times in a row, and there are no symptoms of shortness of breath or pain at the beginning. Then sometimes the left side of the chest feels like it has been stabbed, but only for a moment, never going for more than five minutes. I also have a history of ulcers or stomach acid, and the left side of my stomach always feels lumpy. I also had an EKG at the hospital and the results were no problems with my heart, and at the hospital I was even diagnosed with a panic attack, and given 5 pills of sedatives, but I threw it away because I had problems carrying the drug at the airport. Oh yes, intermittent heartbeats occur once every 1-2 weeks, sometimes more, sometimes depending on my emotional condition. I am also an individual who is always worried about everything. Please explain and what kind of treatment should I undergo. Thank you very much
Tio's concern was understandable, of course Tio was very worried that there would be a disturbance in Tio's heart because of the discomfort. It is true that the heart rate should be regular, but it is very difficult if we feel it ourselves. Whether or not there is a pause in Tio's heart rate must be confirmed by an EKG examination. On the ECG, heart abnormalities can be seen. If in doubt, a stress test can be done, namely by doing an ECG while doing a treadmill. This test is available in a fully equipped laboratory.
Characteristics of chest pain caused by heart disease are usually:
Dull pain, such as squeezing, being crushed by a heavy weight, or in women, can feel like burning
Usually occurs during activity and subsides at rest
Can spread to the left arm, neck, and shoulder blades/back
Accompanied by cold sweat, dizziness or shortness of breath
Pain that is sharp, associated with breathing or a certain position is usually not associated with heart disease. Chest pain can also be caused by other problems, such as problems with the chest muscles, lungs, pancreas, stomach, and psychological disorders such as panic attacks. Panic attacks can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, cold sweats that may be similar to a heart attack.
Anxiety disorders and panic attacks are disorders that go hand in hand. If it's more often influenced by your emotions and you've had an EKG, it's probably true that you're having a panic attack. But you can still ask for a second opinion from another cardiologist if you are still in doubt, of course, by coming to consult directly and it is better to bring the previous ECG results. If after re-examination your heart is in normal condition, you can consult a psychiatrist for the next steps.