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A 34-year-old male asked:

Went to doc for palp, bp 128/84 hr70. ekg showed heart attack but doc said it was athletic heart. i workout a lot. have echo. why would it show that?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
I assume that when: you say the EKG says "heart attack" you mean the computer interpretation of the EKG. The algorithm for interpretation is weighted to favor abnormalities. It is up to the doctor who actually interprets the EKG to provide an accurate diagnosis. In other words the computer is over reading it. Trust your doctor. ECHO will most likely confirm he is right if you have no regional wall motion abnormality.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2018

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