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A 59-year-old female asked:

T wave abnormality,consider anterior ischemia on preoperative ecg. had mvd surgery 2 months ago. 2 week ago went to er chest x ray, tropins level normal, 2 ecg in hospital normal. doctor said all is good. please help me understand my problem. thank?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
With a T wave abnormality one must consider several things, including ischemia. This finding is very dependent on how the electrodes are placed on you chest. And defining what is a T wave abnormality will depend on who reads the ECG. As you have had 2 normal ones since that is good news. Listen to your Dr. and discuss again for more details in your specific case.
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T wave “abnormality” is not uncommon in individuals as a non-specific finding due to electrode placement, electrolyte abnormality and in those with a prior cardiac history. Interpreting nonspecific Twave abnormality as possibly “ischemic” is unwise and creates needless anxiety. I would advise that you see a cardiologist for further guidance. My guess would be that you do not have cardiac ischemia.
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