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Old 03-07-2016, 11:17 AM
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I think your next step will be a 24 hr Holter monitor. You wear this day and night and it records your heart during that time.

I had this done years ago... and mine came up clean, after I had an episode of chest pain at work during a very stressful day. I also had an echo cardiogram then as well. (it as all written off as a panic attack--which I had never had until that day).

Are you still not smoking? A chest X-ray may be helpful too. Some lung conditions give very odd symptoms when they first start up. Also hiatal hernia may move the stomach up into the chest when you are lying down, and this squeezes the heart and large vessels, and can give alarming feelings.
Do not eat large evening meals,and try to elevate your bed head area, to minimize this if you have a hiatal problem.
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