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A 46-year-old female asked:

79yo having shortness of breath.ekg showed abnormalities.dr said may have had heart attack.sent home with nitro, stress test in a week.make sense?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It depends on what: the EKG actually showed but sounds a little risky to wait a week unless it is completely unavoidable. Would really need to know more about your history and examination as well as labs to be certain this is the best management plan. If you have worsening symptoms go to an ER immediately.
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