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Fayetteville, NC
A 25-year-old female asked:

I went into to a pre-op appointment. had a heart rate of 147. they did ekg that says sinus tachycardia and borderline st elevation, anterior leads. hr-147 pr-120 qrsd- 72 qt-251 qtc-393 they made it seem like a big worry but didnt tell me what to do?

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Dr. Murray Wellner
46 years experience
Rule out CAD: The rate is much to fast....Sinus tachycardia is usually secondary to another condition, which should be investigated...A high rate is similar to undergoing a stress test...as such an ST elevation is of some concern regarding the possibility of coronary disease, in spite of this woman's young age...Dr, Wellner
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