Heart & Cardiology/ecg
im 54 yr old male suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks 30 years.
i have developed heart phobia
ecg 2005 normal
ecg 2010 sinus rythym lahb
ecg 2011 same
ecg 2012 lahb with rbbb
ecg 2013 same as 2013
cardio says stress echo every year is enough unless symptoms
so far all stress echos and i stress mibi normal
i also have severe ed
is my condition being managed correctly /
Hi, here is some related reading. http://blog.myheart.net/2014/03/17/do-i-need-a-stress-test/
You have EKG changes that are abnormal although not necessarily considered dangerous unless accompanied by symptoms such as periods of dizziness or passing out. Your normal echo is reassuring. In the absence of these symptoms and given the fact you have been reassured by a cardiologist there is no cause for immediate concern.
I dont understand the need for a yearly stress echo but then again i don't know all the details. Indications for that include the presence of symptoms and others, read the articles i linked above. A yearly exercise EKG would be considered by some to assess your heart rhythm and rate response during this.
Try not to worry too much and continue your regular follow up,
Hope that was helpful