So where to start I'm new 27 year old male not overweight relatively fit ex-firefighter still go to the gym when I can.
Blood pressure always around 120/60
Ex smoker 10 a day quit 3 years ago
A year ago I was watching tv one night and got up to go to bed and felt a big ectopic beat and though ohhh what was that this made me anxious as I went upstairs eventually I became so overwhelmed with anxiety I passed out and fainted backwards over my bathtub much to the dismay of my wife.
We called NHS 24 thinking I'm having a heart attack which was laughable "oh you just fainted you don't need an ambulance" glad they were right.
But alas many gp visits and two ecg s showed normal heart rhythm and blood works normal but the anxiety of it happening again continued to cause distress and palpitations I had a 24 monitor fitted which was also normal dispite a few ectopics.
I went for a routine ecg and my gps request and I felt totally fine when having it done,I'd actually just been on holiday in two countries and been symptom free for two months.
Until they technician showed me the strip and said I have to speak to the doctor
"Atrial fibrillation with normal ventricular response"
I was so frightened at the prospect of being diagnosed with a heart condition at 27 with two young kids that I promptly fainted in the doctors surgery which was embarrassing.
The gp referred me to cardiology at the hospital and after some more ecgs and rhythm strips and monitors the cardiologist says my hearts fine and it's just some ectopics ?
My concern is was the ecg that stated afib mistaken? Is there many ways to interpret the results ?
Ideally I'd love an echocardiogram or something just to be able to put it all to bed it's the not knowing that drives me crazy