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Heart click

So I got what felt like some bad back spasms that ended my bike workout early yesterday. All night I could hear/feel a clicking by in my chest to go along with all the back pain but thought it was in my head until my wife commented she could hear it too. Went to the doctor who said I definitely have "an extra click". He did an EKG and set up an echo for tomorrow. I told a cardiologist friend of mine who said if a GP doc heard it that it was probably nothing, but when I responded you could hear it without a scope and sent him an audio recording from my I-Phone he responded, "That is weird. Wait and see what the echo shows and let me know".

Anyway - anyone here have a guess? I will like every post of the winning guess for one month. My guess is it's a bad case of suck it up buttercup.
AaronWebstey

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    Muscle spasm.
    Rash
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    edited April 27
    I'm of no help, but good luck, buddy.
    Rash
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    My buddy texted it's the woman inside me knocking to be let out. So far he is winning!
    ellsworth53tKHilgendorfMartinsimonsen77M_WareGasBombTad_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyCraig Dmbrekk44HSeeley14Adam WMamaCheetah
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    We are having a tick plague at our house, so I'm blaming everything on ticks. I think your heart has a tick tick. Fingers crossed that is just a weird ball thing and no big deal.
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    Mitral valve prolapse.

    But just for the record, as much as I like winning, I also hope it's nothing.
    RashAaronWebsteyMartinMamaCheetah
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    Hope its nothing @Rash !
    Rash

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    @Adrienne - my suspicion as well actually, but yours is educated. We'll see. I am hoping just damaged rib cartilage from the spasms which just so happens to click to the beat of my heart.
    Adrienne
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    I say it's your heart punching the other organs for being weak.
    RashMartinscottyKenElPescadoPeladoJennifer PostTad_MachrowiczMattbalsdorfCraig DHSeeley14MamaCheetah
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    You haven't bit off any sea captain's hands and swallowing an alarm clock by any chance?

    #obscurepeterpanreference
    simonsen77RashCraig DMamaCheetah
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    Hope its nothing @Rash !
    RashAaronWebstey

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    Adrienne said:

    Mitral valve prolapse.

    But just for the record, as much as I like winning, I also hope it's nothing.

    Better than a rectal prolapse, that's for sure.
    RashAaronWebsteykjrunninrigpigMamaCheetah
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    Matt said:

    Adrienne said:

    Mitral valve prolapse.

    But just for the record, as much as I like winning, I also hope it's nothing.

    Better than a rectal prolapse, that's for sure.
    I believe the T-rex dildo would fix that.

    RashMattGasBombCraig DAaronWebsteyMamaCheetah
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    edited April 28
    Tech said she didn't see anything abnormal (following all her disclaimers and my assurances I wouldn't quote her). She did say in her 30 years of doing it, she had never seen a heart located so low and in the location of mine. No clue what that means, she just really had to work to get the right views because everything was "different". She said could be 5 days before I hear anything official.

    I think she liked me because I was the only person under 75 years old and under 300 lbs there today. I was also probably the only one who insisted on complete nudity despite her assurances it was 100% not necessary or preferred.
    M_WareMattsimonsen77balsdorfneil5youngCraig DscottyAaronWebsteyfyrehaarTad_MachrowiczkjrunninJennifer PostKenElPescadoPeladoEvanBrent_RHSeeley14andrewm88rigpigMamaCheetahGasBombElaine K
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    Did it look like this?

    RashMartinAaronWebsteyfyrehaarTad_Machrowiczandrewm88MamaCheetahGasBomb
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    Dr. office called and said, "Echo normal. No further follow up needed". That's great and all, but I still have a metronome in my chest that comes and goes and can be heard easily if you are in the same room. Results are being sent to a friend who is a cardiologist for further evaluation, but because my GP said no further review is necessary insurance won't cover actually visiting a cardiologist unless I can convince him to recommend it. From what I understand, issues like pericarditis wouldn't necessarily show up in an echo. Oh well, I suppose this at least rules out MVP which is good (sorry @Adrienne you didn't win). Will see what friend thinks and push back on GP if necessary for further follow up.
    M_WareMattKenElPescadoPeladoGranpa ChookMamaCheetah
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    edited May 1
    And now this post will keep me from taking advantage of the @AJ Baucco limited time coaching offer based upon his fitness questionnaire! Darn my luck.
    MamaCheetah
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    Rash said:

    And now this post will keep me from taking advantage of the @AJ Baucco limited time coaching offer based upon his fitness questionnaire! Darn my luck.

    Better cancel your Gofundme before you start it. Those things can bite you in the ass later.
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    This is the part where I should take off my jackass hat and put on my physician hat to be helpful. I'm not, but I should.
    AaronWebstey
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    Good to hear it's not MVP. My dad had that, not good.
    KenElPescadoPeladoRash
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    @Rash Any chance you took a recent fall? It's a longshot since your cardiologist thought it serious enough to do tests BUT, long ago I had a clicking sound and some minor chest discomfort that would come and go. Other people could hear it too. It turned out to be a small crack in my rib at my sternum I had suffered from a minor fall I hadn't given much attention at the time.
    Rash
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    @Jennifer Post I have not had any recent falls, however the spasms in my back were violent enough to potentially damage a rib or rib cartilage which could then be rubbing with the normal beat of my heart. I am actually hoping that is it. I once had a bad snowboarding fall which resulted in damage to my sternum/ribs which caused it to crack like a shotgun going off if I leaned back with my arms up. Was a great little party trick for a few years before it finally subsided.
    Jennifer Post
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    I hope it's just a rib thing too. And I hear you on the party trick. I learned to make mine pop by raising my right shoulder and doing clockwise rotations. Fun times.
    RashAaronWebsteyMamaCheetah
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    Any further word here?
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    Any further word here?

    Bird
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    I see a cardiologist on May 17 for follow up. The cracking and symptoms are fading away so seems like by the time I get there it will have resolved on it's own. I had to call in a favor just to get in by the 17th because previously the soonest they could see me was sometime in July.

    Had a chest x-ray today and it came back normal, although again they commented that my heart was low and my lungs were really long which resulted in them having to do the x-rays twice to try to capture as much of them as the could.

    If it were pericarditis or a partially collapsed lung (both still potential explanations), both often resolve themselves. While I am glad it is heading toward the direction of nothing serious, I still wish I had an answer as to what it was and what might have caused it so I can avoid it moving forward.
    MamaCheetahTad_MachrowiczJennifer Post
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    Just an update - cardiologist set up a stress echo for next Thursday (5/25). He is also going to round table it with his 15 partners to see if anyone has ever heard of this outside of MVP. Absent anything they might suggest, he thinks if the stress echo comes out ok then we can assume it was simply the result of the back spasms throwing something in my body off just enough to essentially come in contact with my heart and create a rub. We will at least have eliminated as best we can MVP and any aortic issues as the cause.
    MattM_WareKenElPescadoPelado
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    I hope you max out on the Echo (test protocol) and don't forget to stop the Viagra 48h before the test,
    KenElPescadoPeladoMartinRashAdrienne
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    @Matt my buddy here had one done and they basically just called it a day after he was holding 5:30's for 20 minutes after 30 minutes of ramp up. They were just using him as a guinea pig after a while but had someone else waiting so finally let him stop. He is the current record holder at the lab here - I think his record is very safe.
    KenElPescadoPeladoMattM_WareJennifer Post

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