My father is 55 y/o and if not for his heart palpitations, in pretty good health. However, he is currently taking medicine for his blood pressure and was an alcoholic about 20 years ago (he quit drinking when my sister was born). About 3 weeks ago we took him to the emergency room twice in one weekend because his heart palpitations were out of control. He was short of breath, tired, fatigued, dizzy and even fell down when trying to stand. He was put on medication to control his palpitations. We took him to see a cardiologist, who did several tests, but they all came back normal. Right now he's still taking medication for his heart palpitations. Is it possible that these may be caused by stress? If so, what kind of doctor would he need to see? I doubt that his cardiologist will be able to help him. Since the cardiologist couldn't nail the problem, he pretty much told him there was nothing he could do since the tests came back normal. Any help/suggestions you can provide will be appreciated.
Thanks a million!