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Abnormal Ekg After Heart Attack
Abnormal EKG shows old heart attack. I am only 25 with no risk factors. I am completely shocked. Did I really have one?
Multiple possibilite: Really need an old ECG to compare too or an echo of heart to see if there is any evidence of scarring or wall motion abnormality. Could be congenital or related to prior trauma. Any family risk factors? Also be aware that drugs like cocaine can cause MI in people with no risk factors. See cardiologist if you want resolution of your concerns ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
How serious is an abnormal EKG that shows a possible heart attack and how soon should you see a cardiologist?
37 y/o female. I had a nuclear stress test due to an abnormal EKG. The stress test was normal. How likely will I have a heart attack? The test was in March 2017.No chest pain.
Should be Ok.: All things considered, a nuclear stress test properly performed gives us upwards of 95% confidence in the absence of heart disease (artery blockages). So they’re not perfect, but they’re pretty good. If clinical concern still exists in regards to that ECG, one could supplement the stress test with an anatomical test, such as CCTA. ...Read more
Abnormal EKG blood presure 122/80, heart skipping beats. Little pain dr sent me home stress test in the morning. Can I have a heart attack? Scared! Er?
How long is too llong for a cardiac follow up. I had an abnormal EKG and normal blood test after having the calssical symptoms of a heart attack. The EKG showed and enlaged left ventricle and abnormal st and t (?) and was referred to a cadioligist. I do n
Check with your doc:
no fouling around with your heart.
I suppose that you want to live and you do not want to die. ...Read more
Had chest X-ray showed tortuous thoracic aorta. I know I have abnormal EKG also heart murmur. My father passed away at 54 sudden heart attack.?
See cardiologist: You may have a family history of cardiac disease and you have a heart murmur. All good reasons to see a cardiologist to assess your risk factors. It's a good idea to know what is causing the murmur. A tortuous aorta by itself may mean nothing. It can be cause by scoliosis or osteoporosis and loss of height. It often just needs to be followed. ...Read more
A normal EKG: Because some areas of the heart are electrically silent, one can have a full blown heart attack with an entirely normal ekg. When the ekg is destined to become abnormal, it often lags, not showing changes early on: hence the need for "serial ekgs" (done daily). The adage "treat the patient, not the ekg" hasn't changed over the years. ...Read more
Survivor of widowmaker heart attack. Recent EKG presented with nsr with abnormal q segment. What does this mean, can it lead to future heart attack?
My ECG was abnormal with a 'probable anterospetal infract age indeterm' - Q >30ms, Tneg, V1-V3. Does this mean I had a heart attack?
Very little: Unfortunately, the conventional ECG is older technology, invented more than 100 years ago. It is only accurate for rhythm disturbances and does not detect lack of blood supply to the heart at all! A new and much better technology based a systems engineering has emerged! It is called multifunction cardiogram! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the location and size of the Q waves in relation to the other parts of the qrs complex. Ask your doctor to look at the ECG and let you know. ...Read more
My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. I'm 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?
Abnormal Echo?: Abnormal septal motion can't be seen on EKG. Did you have an echocardiogram? If so, clarify that they've ruled out a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is a thickening of the heart muscle. Also clarify the type of "massive heart attack" your Father had, as the status of his condition will determine how hard of an investigation should be done to look for HCM. ...Read more
ECG 12 leads: Normal sinus rhythm, Possible Left atrial enlargement, Inferior infarct, ACUTE MI / STEMI, Abnormal ECG When compared with ECG of 30-MAR-2015 ST elevation now present in Inferior leads. BUT troponins are ok. Is it heart attack?
Went to the ER with chest pressure and shortness of breath. ECG abnormal, showing a sinus arrhythmia and septal infarc. Is that an old heart attack?
Did they do blood: Unless they have an old ECG to compare it to it would hard to tell on an isolated study. Cardiac panel blood profile would more helpful ...Read more
Occurs: It happens al the time, that is why cardiac enzymes are measured in the blood. Subendocardial infarcts which are the most common, may present with normal or near normal electrocardiograms. If at the emergency room when the heart attack occurs, cardiac enzymes may still be normal. It takes 4 hours of myocardial death for troponins to begin rising. Clinical suspicion, infarct syndrome, cardiaccath. ...Read more
Yes: Especially early in the course of a heart attack the ekg can be normal. Usually some abnormalities become present with time. A heart attack cannot be excluded based on the ekg alone. ...Read more
Depends: We may find surreptitiously in doing ekg that they may be an old heart attack. We work up the heart to find out if there is clogging of arteries or by echo how well the heart is functioning. If it is acute with symptoms and ekg suggestive of heart attack, the person is admitted to the hospital for blood tests and proper treatment by the cardiologist either invasively or by meds. ...Read more
An EKG is ONE tool!: First of all, if you are currently having symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, jaw pain or pain in the arms, stop reading and dial 911. An ekg is one piece of information. But certain blood tests look for chemicals produced by injured heart muscle, echocardiograms look for poor heart wall movement, and angiograms look for blockages in vessels. Lgromko. ...Read more
Low & low
depends on one's personal risks
smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack!
myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more
My t waves in my EKG were upside down in one part. But the rest of it looked fine, does that mean heart attack?
T and sympathy: T waves alone do not mean heart attack. You need to see the whole ECG. T waves absent other abnormalities are quite nonspecific. ...Read more
What symptoms might I have months after a silent heart attack? I exercise regularly & have no symptoms, but EKG shows possible heart attack.
Had a ten second EKG yesterday. I do have skipping beats. It didn't show. That night thought I was having a heart attack. Felt like my heart was on fire?
Just got EKG-showed heart attack! I'm in good health, exercise alot. Should I be having some discomfort if I had heart attack in past? One of your docs responded but did not answer my question.
ST Elevation: Changes on an ekg can be highly suggestive of a heart attack (especially major ones called st elevation mi's (a segment on the ekg called the st segment is noted to be higher than the baseline) but that does not mean a normal ekg can exclude a less severe heart attack. ...Read more
Well: I'm electrocardiogram there are usually changes that reflect haven't had a heart attack or myocardial infarction. However electrical abnormalities in the conduction system of the heart can't look like a heart attack or infarct. Also some infarcts do not show up on the EKG. Most the time the EKG is abnormal and shows a prior heart attack or while you're having a heart attack itshows the acute changes of a heart attack but it's not 100% ...Read more
It can: A complete ECG is all 12 leads. Having said that a 3 lead ECG can give suspicion to prior injury or infarct, but not confirm for as confidently. Also matters which 3 leads are being traced, contiguous or not so that it would be more or less accurate if it made an anatomic sense. ...Read more
Yes: Today and until the beginning, and depending on the amount of damage. ...Read more
It can: But not all the time. You can have an old heart attack not detectable by ecg. ...Read more
Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more
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