I have been having some skipped heart beats and runs of fast beats. I am prone to these, but yesterday they are scared the crap our of me. I called 111 and asked for an ambulance crew to check my heart, etc. The 111operater was very nice and said from all the answers to questions she asked, it wasn't an emergency but she would send one. They got here quickly, did an EKG and other things. Well, they said the EKG was great, just a fast heart, which I knew, but I saw the print out on top and it said it was "abnormal" and could possibly indicate myocardial ischemia which means blocked arteries, I asked the tech and she said they don't worry about the printout, they look at the tracings themselves as the EKG is set up to be very sensitive and is not always correct in the diagnosis. She said it was a good tracing. Well, after they left, I completely lost it and had a huge panic attack. I was crying uncontrollably, hollering that I needed help, that I was dying, etc. I had Steve take me to the ER, it was spooky due to the Covid-19, but my fear over my heart overrode it. They took another EKG and the doctor said it was perfect except for the fast heart rate ( just like the EMT said with the one they took). I didn't ask to see this one, I am taking the doctors word for it. The doctor said that they don't pay attention to the print out diagnosis, they too read the tracings and mine was fine. She listened to my heart and lungs and neck, all was well. I was then discharged. I know I should be happy, but I am in tears and scared out of my mind. I had a couple of skips a few minutes ago and I almost lost it again. My nerves are shot, everything is scaring me, I can't calm down, plus this damn giddiness is still bothering me, I don't know how much more I can take.
Why would the machine say I have ischemia but the doctor say the tracings are normal and not worry. Now, every time I feel a small blip or skip I am terrified that it is due to clogged arteries.