Hi all - has some chest/shoulder pain months ago. Which I still think is muscular.
However, had an ECG as precaution which showed up ‘left ventricular hypertrophy’ ... which sounded worrying!
Ended up having echo scan which showed up a bicuspid aortic valve. I got a letter out of the blue about 3 weeks later telling me this. Bit of a shock. Turns out it is congenital, but haven’t found right time to tell my siblings (I know I should).
My results were estimated EF 60-65%, trivial AR and normal biventricular systolic function. Spoke to consultant and he seemed relaxed - just said come in every year or so and we’ll track it, but that my heart function is ‘perfect’.
I have no real issues other than my anxiety/worries. I still have a little bit of pain in neck/back/shoulder but as above, think this is bad posture and muscle injury (had some good tissue massage which helped). My big concern is just dropping down dead as a good, very fit friend of mine did a year or so ago with heart issues - but the doc said this won’t happen.
I also can feel my heartbeat sometimes as a very powerful thud. Especially when I am lying on my front in bed. It almost feels like a hammer - very forceful. My blood pressure etc all normal, but it does worry me ... although the consultant did say I shouldn’t worry. And I think it may be related to work stress (I am under pressure at moment).
Wonder if any of that resonates with anyone else?