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How serious is an abnormal ekg that shows a possible heart attack and how soon should you see a cardiologist?

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Dr. Harris Cohen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

An abnormal ekg should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or cardiologist asap -- if you are having symptoms of chest pressure, chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or jaw or arm pain, report to your closest emergency room.

Answered Mar 26, 2013

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Dr. Michael Borookhim answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Consistent with old infarction, the next step is arranging for a myorcardial perfusion stress test and evaluation of the risk factors. This can be done by his internist and there is no need for a cardiologist if you have a competent primary physician. Good luck.

Answered Dec 16, 2014

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