Question: Months ago I had syncope. Shortly after, tachycardias appeared and after several tests (electro, chest x-ray, analytical, ergometry) they told me that everything was fine. I am 23 years old and I do sports. Could it be congenital heart disease? Victor (Granada).
Answer: Congenital heart defects are those that occur at birth. The most severe forms are detected in childhood, but sometimes milder ones are diagnosed over the years. On the other hand, the presence of syncope does not necessarily mean that you have a heart problem. In fact, the most common cause is usually vagal and not very important. As for tachycardias, these are usually common when we are nervous and feel that the heart beats faster, but that does not mean that there is a cardiovascular problem. In your case, we recommend that you look for a trusted doctor, since after a cardiological study you will be able to safely exclude many heart diseases.