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Will ekg show heart problems

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Ekg: An EKG is an eletrical tracing of the heart activity. Damaged muscle or conduction tissue creates an abnormal EKG. Cardiac enlargement can be present... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Possible: Ecg and treadmill ECG test are by no means comprehensive evaluation of the heart and do not rule out all heart disease when normal. Structural heart d... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Familial: Discuss your family history with your doctor. The doctor will order any testing that may be appropriate for your specific situation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Family history: To start with you need a detailed history and physical, blood work ( Lipids, Lpa, CRPhs) ECG and treadmill stress test.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: A person may have atherosclerosis of coronary arteries and not have any symptoms or abnormalities on tests. It is not infrequent that the first manife... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
ECG : Ecg is an accurate study for what it has high sensitivity and specificity.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Some not all: An ekg measures the electrical activity all over the heart. This is affected by many heart conditions, so an ekg is a helpful in the work up of many h... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Echo, ECG and blood work do not rule out all types of heart disease.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes, I think so.: Those devices are relied upon for many decades and have excellent reputations. Now, get a handle on that anxiety. Since you are clearly sensitive to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faysal Saab
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 9 years experience
Depends: "Heart problems" can mean different things. EKG and nuclear stress test are used to look for blockages in the vessels in your heart. They can tell you... Read More

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