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    jwo1969 posted:
    hi i am a 45yr old male i have been having some issue with pressure and pain chest was in the hosp the other day they did all kinds of test blood work up ekg xray but everything came back normal while i was there my heart rate would drop to 45 i ask the nurse she said it was normal for someone that plays sports i dont play sports, now acpl yrs ago i had some issue with my heart rate dropin to the low 40s and then spike real high in the 100s cause me to pass out or have dizzy spells they ran test back then stress test ,heart cath with camera and found nothing but a valve 35% block which he said he was not to concern about right now i also have a right bundle branch blockage which iv had since i was 18 heart dis runs in my family on both sides as does strokes ,heart attacks,heart surgeys my mom died at 42 from heart dis any input on this issue would b greatful ty
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    ..."she said it was normal for someone that plays sports i dont play sports"

    Some athletes and highly-trained/well-conditioned individuals
    normally (already have) have a low resting heart rate. It doesn't drop down.

    ..."yrs ago i had some issue with my heart rate dropin to the low 40s and then spike real high in the 100s"

    As applicable, some individuals have (or can develop) a condition known as Brady-Tachy Syndrome (or Tachy-Brady Syndrome). Also, some individuals with a condition known as Sick Sinus Syndrome (SSS) can have this alternating fast/slow heart rate occur as well.

    ...."found nothing but a valve 35% block"

    That would refer to valvular stenosis (narrowing).

    ..."have been having some issue with pressure and pain chest"

    Symptoms in the chest/thoracic area, such as pain, pressure, discomfort, tightness, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

    Also, of the various types/kinds of heart conditions, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

    Take care,

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    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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    About.com - Cardiology

    Bundle branch block (BBB)

    Left or Right (LBBB or RBBB)

    Causes, significance and treatment

    http://www.heartdisease.about.com/cs/arrhythmias/a/BBB.htm

    Texas Heart Institute

    Bundle Branch Block

    Symptoms

    If there is nothing else wrong with your heart, you probably will not feel any symptoms of bundle branch block. In fact....

    Treatment

    In most cases, bundle branch block does not need treatment.......

    http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/bbblock.cfm

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    MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information for You

    Chest pain

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003079.htm

    Mayo Clinic

    Chest pain

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016


    eMedicine Health

    Chest pain

    http://www.emedicinehealth.com/chest_pain/article_em.htm

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    Non-cardiac chest pain

    Musculoskeletal-related

    The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest.

    The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position.

    The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer.

    If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib.

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    Heart Disease TYPES

    Men and Women

    Acquired in life or congenital (born with it)

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

    Heat Disease SYMPTOMS

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms


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    The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

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    billh99 responded:
    If you have not had a Holter test ask your doctor about getting one (or an event recorder).

    The Holter monitor is a miniature EKG that you where for 24/48 hrs. And you keep a diary of when ever you have any symptoms.

    They use that to see if there is an irregular HR that matches up with the symptoms.

    The event monitor is similar, but it used for longer term if you don't have the symptoms every day.


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