A 26-year-old female asked:
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what causes ecg to read myocardia ishemia. i had a emergency heart cather done but it can back good.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things.: Ekg's are an imperfect tool. Sometimes it looks like heart disease when it is not. Such is your case.
Answered on Apr 28, 2013
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Patterns: The st segment of the ekg might be depressed or t wave inverted as two common indicators of ischemia. Particularly in the setting of chest pain, must be assumed to be correct and seek source (=cath). While a big procedure, still better to do and be negative than not and risk loss of % of heart muscle function, particularly if at 26 yo.
Answered on May 1, 2013
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