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Fear of heart disease and dying in sleep

Gogo89

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Hello,
I'm 21 year old male and for the past 6 years Im obsessed with my heart in the worst way possible. Im convinced I have arrythmia even tho i had several ECGs, 2 Holter monitors and a stress test and heart ultrasound done on me. All came out perfectly fine. I suffer from anxiety as well. I recently read about a 16 year old boy who died in his sleep from undiagnosed arrythmia and i cant sleep ever since cause in scared same will happen to me. Its a nightmare and I dont know how to convince myself my heart is fine.
 

bin_tenn

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It's an unfortunate fact of life that an undiagnosed arrhythmia triggers a fatal event. However, considering you've had numerous tests which would've detected such an arrhythmia, I recommend learning to let that fear go. At 21 years old, you shouldn't waste so much time worrying (I know from experience). Enjoy your life, you will be okay. :)
 
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