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what is left ventricular hypertrophy with inferior myocardial infarction in a 15 yo boy?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong diagnosis? : Is 15 yo healthy? Why was he evaluated? Previous cardiac history? Autoimmune disorder? Kawasaki disease? Sickle cell disease? Diabetes or cancer? If not, then it sounds like an adult cardiologist misread a child's ekg. Often an adolescent's ekg will look like left ventricular hypertrophy because of the strength of the electrical impulse and thinness of the chest wall compared to an adult.
Answered on Nov 8, 2012
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Unusual: This is rare, many possible causes: congenital aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, abnormal coronary anatomy, .... You should see a pediatric cardiologist.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Hypertrophy: sounds like you are reading us an automatic ecg interpretation which is usually not reliable. did he have an echocardiogram, You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu
Answered on Jul 19, 2015

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong diagnosis? : Is 15 yo healthy? Why was he evaluated? Previous cardiac history? Autoimmune disorder? Kawasaki disease? Sickle cell disease? Diabetes or cancer? If ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Abnormal EKG: Abnormalities of the electrocardiogram sometimes indicate a heart problem. The EKG should be reviewed by a cardiologist together with your history to ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
PVCs and MI: Premature ventricular contractions mean that there is irritability in the heart muscle and normal heart rhythm which starts from high up in the atria ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You need to see a: Cardiologist,if you have not. They can explain all those changes on your EKG..

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