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I'm and echo tech for a hospital that I work at here in northern FL. I mainly do ultrasound procedures of the heart, but I also do stress tests along with ekg's (Test to check the electrical part of the heart) on a daily basis. I do have to bring up the fact that over the past few months I've been having a new "flutter" in my heart occasionally. It started about two years ago and it's been getting worse ever since. Well one day when my heart started having this rhythm I rushed over to the ekg machine, hooked myself up, and made a copy of the ekg. It was a very irregular rhythm that I couldn't really place into any category. Well after that my doctor told me to wear a holter monitor (a continuous ekg that monitors over a 24 hour period) which would have cost me two grand so I opted out on that one (Imagine that a HEALTHCARE WORKER CANT AFFORD HEALTHCARE!). But the strangest thing is I've noticed over the past few years is that I've seen an influx of people ranging from their pre teens to thirties even their forties coming in for the same problems I'm experiencing. They complain about Shortness of Breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, and palpitations (all very common heart arrhythmia symptoms), however, they EKG has to placed into the same category as myself meaning even the doctor's are having trouble identifying this rhythm. Anyway I though since this thread was up and running I'd throw this in there because I've been thinking about bringing it to you guys attention anyway.