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A 47-year-old female asked:

I had a pre-op ecg with abnormal results citing nonspecific st abnormality and a normal sinus rhythm. is this concerning? vent rate: 65 bpm q 1 rate: 065 bpm p-r int: 164 ms qrs dur: 098 ms qt int: 406 ms prt axes: 065 041 059 qtc int: 422 ms?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Without a complete medical history or even knowledge of what you are going to be operated on for, it would not be useful for a Dr on this site to comment on your ECG results. Talk to your surgeon or the referring primary care Dr who know you and your health problems for clarification on what these mean.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Some nonspecific ST abnormalities on a resting EKG are not caused by cardiac pathology & some are. If you had an old EKG for comparison it would be helpful in ruling out an active cardiac process if the current EKG was unchanged from the old one. With upcoming surgery you'll most likely have a cardiologist evaluate you and, depending upon the assessment, give the surgeon the OK to operate on you.
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Last updated Jul 11, 2022

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