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Do you feel any symptom during exercise?
Hello, no, I actually feel fine when I exercise.
How is your blood pressure numbers?
I don't remember exactly...last time it was 127/78, but it was 134/90 a few months ago.
Do you take any medicine?
No, I'm not on any medications.
Did you have any other test besides EKG?
Just an X-Ray and a CT Scan, both came back normal.
How was cholesterol levels?
One of my levels is on the high side. The doctor said I am fine now, but I should watch out. I don't remember exactly what level that was, though.
Similar symptoms can occur in heart diseases like angina but when you can exercise & have normal EKGs, CT, it is unlikely to be related to heart.
Anxiety, stress can be factors.
Still I would suggest to have a consultation with a cardiologist.
He can take tests like Holter monitor, stress echo etc.
Holter monitor can record EKG when you have the symptoms.
Okay. I live in Japan and Japanese doctors are very conservative when it comes to ordering more testing, etc.
Have you consulted any cardiologist there?
Yes, I saw one on my follow up appointment. He said that I can't have any heart issues if I do this level of exercise and my EKG/XRay/CT looks okay.
He said I could try a holter monitor, but didn't think I needed it. So you would say this is also probably not heart related?
Would something like cardiomyopathy come up on an EKG/X-Ray?
When you have been checked by a cardiologist, you should not worry.
There can be some sign on EKG, echo is better for diagnosing cardiomyopathy than EKG. However, you had CT, which would also show changes.
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Your CT was normal.
Okay, thanks for your assistance! Hopefully this will not be serious, but if it continues I will go for an echo test.
In my opinion, it is not serious. You should not worry.
That's good to hear! All the best to you!! :)