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chest vibration

Last night I had a vibration thing happen in my chest off and on for about 2 hours.  I am almost positive that my pulse was normal just fast (100-110).  It was scary but I didn't panic and my breathing stayed normal.  I have had a panic attack before (full on heart attack thinking kind) and this wasn't like that.  I was just wondering if the heart can be spasming and yet not be arrythmic.  Does that make sense?  Is an anxiety attack and a panic attack the same thing?  (I did post on the anxiety forum too, I just feel like it is a heart related issue so I thought I'd try it here too!!)

I have mentioned that I am heading to Mayo and I would like to go up there with only the relevant chest related issues and although I FEEL like last night was one, I really honestly don't know anymore.

Thanks you all and I hope you have a great weekend.
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i would get another cardio opinion and not risk it. if it happens on and off perhaps it wasn't happening when you got it checked with the doc the first time... go to ER
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i would get another cardio opinion and not risk it. if it happens on and off perhaps it wasn't happening when you got it checked with the doc the first time... go to ER next time it happens and try to see what is going on while its happening... thats the only way to make sure you are ok...

my hubby gets these and just had a massive heart attack...
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I get chest vibration too. It starts when I go to sleep, and it sometimes wakes me back up. I started to fall asleep in a chair one time, and it started just as my head began to nod. I wake up with it constantly. It stops as soon as I become fully awake, and start moving around. During these attacks, my pulse is always normal. I thought it was atrial flutter or fibrillation, but after a sleep study, echocardiogram, nuclear cardio stress test, two Holter monitors, and two event monitors, nothing but a couple of benign PVCs showed up. Evidently my heart is fine, but I would sure like to know what the vibration is.
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Hello KarlUp. I get similar symptoms as fall asleep and am wondering if you found out the cause of this.
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Six years ago, I had a mild heart attack and had 2 stents installed. I had restenosis two months later and had an angioplasty at that time. After that (for a month or so), I occasionally would get a vibration in my chest during the day. I had an ECG while it was happening, but it showed nothing unusual. Eventually, the vibrations stopped. I have had a few cardiolite stress tests over the years and all show there is no evidence I ever had a heart attack. Six weeks ago I was drinking a very cold frozen beverage and felt like I froze my esophagus. I went into atrial fibrillation a few minutes later and drove to the emergency room. It converted on its own (heart returned to normal sinus rhythm) before I could be given medication (the episode lasted about 2 hours), so they sent me home. A few days later my chest would vibrate any time I laid on my stomach, or on my left side. I can stop most of the vibration by lying on my back, or getting out of bed. I had another echo and cardiolite stress test and it looks like my heart is fine. At this time, I wake up a couple times a night with my chest vibrating. My heartbeat is fine and I have not had another atrial fibrillation episode, but I too wish I knew what the deal is with this vibration. It certainly appears to be related to events that happened to my heart, yet tests show my heart is fine.
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Not many tests would show that vibrations are.....  The first came vibration on my chest, I told my cardio when I had my pacemaker checked.  He said it was A-Fib.  Later I have it in my legs and hands.  They discovered I got diabetes type II.  Now I got that "express train" like in my chest first thing in the morning when I open my eyes.  They said is normal, nothing wrong.  I also got that vibration in my chest after eating.  Dr said I didn't have A-Fib anymore.  It's just gone or disappeared by itself but the vibration is still there!  What is that?  My mum told me if the cholestrol is too high you get numb in the big toes but my diabetes dr said it won't have any sign if cholestrol is high or too high!
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This has been a fascinating forum. I have been dealing with the vibrations in the chest and the heart racing a little plus even some jerkiness for years. I have been Dx with MS but that is probably just another factor. I think the person who said it stems from the diaphram is probably correct. It is a muscle contraction thing that pushes up the stomach as well I think and starts the spams....I hate it. I get it almost every night and hate to go to sleep but it has been years. I take propanalol if my heart goes up too high and valium seems to settle the spasms .....but it takes some time...I seem to have myclonus with it which could be my MS just kicking in...who knows. I have had all the heart tests and I have no heart problems..

Brandee
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