I dutifully reported a single irregular heartbeat event that scared me into going to a hospital. They kept me overnight for observation, but the condition went away on its own. Though I was cleared by a cardiologist after passing a full battery of cardio tests with flying colors, I was diagnosed with having suffered an episode of lone atrial fibrillation most likely caused by caffeine and dehydration. The FAA promptly sentenced me to 5 consecutive years of $500 medicals. The government has never moved so fast for me as when they slapped me with a Special Issuance medical.
Almost worse than the $500 bill every year, I kept having to explain to the cardiologist why I had to come back for a 24-hr halter monitor and EKG every year when he had said there was nothing wrong with my heart. I felt like a dang hypochondriac taking up the doc's time when he could have been treating real heart patients.