I have an eating disorder and I am suffering from chest pain. Please give me suggestions.

Q. What is the relationship between bulimia and right ventricular conduction delay?

Answered by
Dr. Isaac Gana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 15, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have an eating disorder, bulimia, and just to make sure everything was okay, my family doctor ordered bloodwork and an EKG to make sure everything was okay. I went because I was having chest pains. The bloodwork came back and everything was okay. The EKG showed that I had a right ventricular conduction delay. I have an echocardiogram scheduled to see if I have a ventricular septal defect.

My questions for you are:

  • Is the Conduction problem caused by Bulimia?

  • I have been having more chest pain lately and some trouble breathing.

  • My heart rate has been all over the place. Is this something to be concerned about?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

  • Right ventricular conduction delay (RVCD) has no connection with bulimia. Instead is the cause of your palpitations and difficulty in breathing. Most of the time, RVCD is benign, and people can live a normal life with proper management.

  • Your doctor wants you to do an Echo test to make sure there is no underlying heart disease that is causing your RVCD. The result of your echo will determine the best management possible for you. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Thank you for consulting me.

You can always come back and reach me at icliniq.com.

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