Well having suffered Health Anxiety for years and having the ultimate fear of having a heart attack I rang the NHS line as I was having these horrible missed heartbeats. I was told that as I had them for over 15 minutes I should go to A&E within the hour. PAANIIC! my daughter took me and after having an ECG was told by the doctor that it looked like my heart was being starved of oxygen and I may have a blocked Artery. I was admitted onto an acute assessment ward. There was no doctor available or a registrar who apparently had gone walkabout. The heart beats were all over the place and no doctor saw me for over 12 hrs. The Consultant asked the junior doctor what he thought of my ECG record and the doctor said he disagreed with the comments on the record. The Consultant agreed and prescribed me with a Beta-Blocker to take if the problem got out of control. I was sent home and told to keep my appointment to have the 24 hour tape fitted. Strange how I only get these frightening episodes when I relax. Anyway I have googled my symptoms and diagnosed PCA`s and PVA`s. Think I have more of a chance of diagnosing myself than incompetent doctors at my Casualty deparment Anyone else having these heart problems ??
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