I have an irregular heart beat
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I have an irregular heart beat that on occasion has been making my chest feel like someone is poking it. The poking pain feeling only occurs in a single location (right side of my sternum next to my nipple) and goes away in a few seconds. Went to the ER but the blood tests found nothing. This has been going on since 8pm Tuesday. I had issues sleeping until my wife came in, and when she laid down next to me I fell asleep. I have no issue staying asleep. Also, I have little to no appetite and I also have to burp a lot.

PAST HISTORY : type 2 diabetes, irregular heartbeat, 144/86 BP. No Enzymes found in blood test at ER

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Hi,

For the symptoms you are presenting, we need to rule out the presence of angina in such a situation since you have told me that your blood tests revealed nothing. I also hope that you must have got an ECG done(which can only rule out presence of any heart disease).

Excessive burping and such symptoms can also be due to gerd(gastro esophageal reflux disease).

First of all you will have to rule out any associated heart disease,since you are in high risk group(diabetic,mildly hypertensive). Also control your cholesterol level and blood pressure

To control gerd -
- You can have pantoprazole tablet 40 mg once daily
- Stop spicy food
- Stop smoking which cause a lot of gas formation
- Reduce alcohol levels,specially empty stomach
- Reduce your oil,you can also change your oil
- Regular excercise,yoga
- Reduce stress levels

You also mentioned about irregular heart beat, this is what you feel or you are diagnosed(if you are diagnosed this is a serious problem)? I think what you want to mention is that you are feeling your heart beat once in a while. Is that it ?

Feel free to ask more questions

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