Long story short I have been having ‘episodes’ for almost a year now (severe dizziness, nausea, shaking of legs, jittery, breathing changes, palpitations, sweating, ectopics, left feeling weak for hours). I have had an ultrasound scan on my heart which came back normal findings, along with being given an OMRON event recorder by my cardiologist. This found Monomorphic ventricular ectopics during episodes and a frequent drop in the t waves, resulting in them requesting an exercise stress test to be done along with cardiac Ischemia being mentioned.
I completed the exercise test 2 weeks ago now and have been in a bit of a flap ever since waiting for the results.. I only managed to get up to the start of stage 4 of 9, felt like I was going to faint and ended up having pretty much a panic attack on the machine and couldn’t breathe.. I haven’t had a panic attack in years and was only ever one time!
Is this an effect that cardiac Ischemia may have caused this to happen during exercise? I’m not the fittest but I am 28 and have heard of 70 year olds completing it.. they did say I still managed to get my heart rate up to 90% of what they wanted (178 if I remember rightly) so that it was ok that I had to stop.. but now I’m left feeling concerned that they will assume it’s stress based when it most certainly isn’t...
TIA x any advice is greatly appreciated x