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Abnormal ECG?

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  • Posted By: worrypot
  • November 26, 2010
  • 08:25 PM

Hi folks,

I have been having shortness of breath for some time now, and always just assumed it was my lungs. More recently, though, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with a sudden jolt, feeling the need to take deep breaths. I have also had the odd dizzy patch, and always have cold hands and feet.

I finally went to my GP, and told them I thought there was something wrong with my lungs. It often feels like their is fluid on or in them, and I am always aware of my breathing. Apparently my lungs were clear though (doesn't feel like it!), so I was sent for ECG/echo today.

Am due to go to Costa Rica on hols in three weeks, so very worried about timing. Hospital kindly agreed to give me my results to take to my GP to speed thing up. I got a sellotaped shut envelope, but coudn't resist peeking. I had been told that my echo was fine, but no-one mentioned ECG results. I had assumed these were ok too, but there were three phrases on the sheet. One bit said normal something or other, one said intermittent something and the third phrase was abnormal ECG. Does anyone know if these are just things which get ticked if relevant, or does this mean my ECG showed a problem? Wish I'd written it down now... The perils of peeking!

Any thoughts? Was a typical NHS hospital if this helps.

Thanks for reading this,


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