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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Small 1-2 Second Heart Vibrations


 DMac0921 - Wed May 06, 2009 12:58 pm

Good afternoon -

A few days ago, I started experiencing some small buzzing/vibrating in the area of my heart. I have no pain or discomfort, just an odd sensation that comes and goes. It has been happening for the past 4 days. I cannot trigger it on demand, i am not short of breath. It does not seem to have any pattern.

I don't want to jump the gun and go to the ER, I made a cardio appointment, but that is two weeks away.

Any insight would be very much appreciated.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Mon May 11, 2009 9:57 pm

User avatar Hello --

What you describe is a very common complaint which most often turns up nothing and is a minor mystery in those cases. It's just as well you'll be seeing a cardiologist, as this will offer the best chance to uncover any concrete defects or problems, but my money would definitely be on nothing cardiac in nature, as this is seen so often with no explantion ever discovered. I suspect sometimes it is a muscle in the chest wall having fine spasm (fasiculation) or perhaps in some cases referred gas movement. Again, it is a very common complaint and very rarely winds up having any finding associated whatsoever. Hopefully that will be the case with you as well, and if not, it is at least very unlikely to show up any sort of heart problem. Not impossible it could be a highly atypical symptom of an underlying problem, just unlikely.

I hope this is helfpful. Good luck to you and please update us after your cardiology consult.

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