Hi, I'm an 18 year old girl and ever since April 2016 I have been struggling with some health issues: breathlessness, shortness of breath, chest pain and tightness, heart palpitations (fluttering, pounding, irregular heartbeat), dizziness, fainting spells and tremors mainly in my hands.
I can't even go up the stairs normally, or even run 5-10 metres to catch the bus, I feel like my lungs are collapsed and can't breath, I have really bad chest pains and heart palpitations. Since April, I have been to the hospital in London 6 or 7 times, had an ECG done every time but I was told I am fine and there is absolutely nothing wrong with my health. Each time I have been sent back home and every time I went to my GP, I was refused referral to a cardiologist or refused any type of further tests apart from the ECG's, as they looked "normal" to the doctors in the hospital and at my GP.
So recently, in December, I went to Poland and had an echocardiogram done, I was finally diagnosed by a cardiologist who told me I have a heart condition: mitral valve prolapse, mild mitral regurgitation and an enlarged left ventricle. The doctor also looked at the ECG results from London and told me that it is clear that I have arrhythmia and incomplete right bundle branch block. Since April my condition has been getting much worse, and for the past two months I have symptoms every single day, mainly heart palpitations, dizziness, tremors and chest pain/tightness.
Aorta: 28 mm
Aortic regurgitation: +
Mitral valve: floppy mitral flaps
Mitral regurgitation: +/++
Left ventricle: 40mm in systole and 30mm in diastole
Summary: diagnosis mitral valve prolapse
In Poland I also had a 24 hour holter monitor and these are the results:
112268 QRS complexes
Maximum HR 140
Minimum HR 54
Premature supraventricular complexes: 21
Maximum ST Segment elevation:
1 lead: +6.20 mm
2 lead: +3.90 mm
3 lead: +4.30 mm
Maximum ST segment depression:
1 lead: -7.00 mm
2 lead: -3.40 mm
3 lead: -5.30 mm
1st lead: 54 episodes: duration 19052, 58 HR before, 255 HR after
Apparently my condition isn't that bad and I was told I don't need any medication, but my symptoms are getting worse and worse with every week, yesterday I had such strong heart arrhythmia, that it frightened me, as I could properly hear a knocking sound and a pounding feeling against my chest, and it has never been this bad. So I just wanted an interpretation of those results and some advice on what to do next, because I can feel that I'm getting worse. Also, is it possible to have such strong symptoms every single day and have only mild mitral valve prolapse?