Ok I'll try to be as concise I can be. So please stay with me.
I am 24 male, was a chronic smoker for about 6 years, recently quit smoking 6 months ago.
I had an episode of really high heart rate one night approx 6 months ago. Went to the hospital. They suspected it to be a heart attack. Did an CAG (Cardiac AngioGram), which came out normal. Also a 2D echo, which came out normal too. I was declared cardiacally fit and asked to leave.
2 days ago, the episode returned.The condition was, I was dancing for 2 hours straight with some breathers in between, and i fainted suddenly and woke up sweating and with a high heart rate. I was taken to the hospital and an ECG was done, which gave unusual reading at first (I don't have the heart rate count, but it was around 200), and the second ECG was absolutely normal. I was asked to visit a cardiologist. Which i did, and after looking at the ECG, they suggested to do the 2D echo again. Which was normal again, but the said i had a DILATED LEFT VENTRICLE. Which I am sure has something to do with me being a chronic smoker earlier.
They still are not sure what could be the cause, hence they have asked me to go for a CARDIAC MRI, and a few blood tests further including MONTAUX test, and something to check my ACE LEVELS. The doc was suspecting it to be a VT disorder, and I am really freaking out now. I wanna know how likely is this to happen to me. I am really freaking my ass out here. Sorry for the language. Also, the docs have prescribed a beta blocker, I don't remember the name to. I will update the name in my lunch break.
I wanna know if I will have to live with this my whole life? Or is it normal to be prescribed a Beta blocker?
Also if there is anyone out there who has the same issue.
I started off thinking this would be anxiety, but now, the issue is going out of my hand. Please anyone, just make me feel better. Or worse, let me know if this is what i suspect it is, a LQT syndrome or a VT disorder.
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