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A 41-year-old male asked:

Ischemia heart disease is it age related and can be pick up on a ecg?

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Dr. Jay Dinerman
Cardiac Electrophysiology 36 years experience
Yes, yes: Ischemic heart disease is age related ( occurs with greater incidence as people age) and can be picked up by an ecg. Sometimes ECG abnormalities characteristic of ischemia are not seen on an ECG performed while one is at rest but are seen when the heart is "stressed" with exercise or chemicals. This is a situation where a stress test may be helpful.
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