A 26-year-old male asked:
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if i had an ekg abnormal and showed right atrial enlargement/possible infarct, then had another that was completely normal, can i ignore the first?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Unfortunately many: physicians are no longer able to read an EKG and depend on the computer interpretation printed on the top. This interpretation can often be affected by insignificant and irrelevant electrical artifacts. At your age it is unlikely that there is ANY abnormality present let alone an infarct. I suspect the Normal EKG is the accurate one and the other can be discarded.
Answered on Jun 19, 2016
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