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Doctor insights on: Anteroseptal Infarction Ecg

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I had ECG last year and the findings was I have anteroseptal wall infarction. I went to my cardiologist and said it was all normal. What can this be?

I had ECG last year and the findings was I have anteroseptal wall infarction. I went to my cardiologist and said it was all normal. What can this be?

Probably normal: The equipment itself could be the issue. The most common problem is the placement of the recording electrodes (stickers) on the skin. Just like any test in life, preparation is very important. If there is lingering concern, an echocardiogram may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

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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What are ECG changes in myocardial infarction?

What are ECG changes in myocardial infarction?

ECG: The classic findings are Q waves in 2 contiguous leads, st segment elevation. The are many other variations as well. ...Read more

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What occurs in the ECG during myocardial infarction?

What occurs in the ECG during myocardial infarction?

Changes in waveform: Myocardial infarction leads to new findings in ECG such as new "q" waves, st segment elevation and t wave inversions or new bundle branch blocks. ...Read more

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How reliable are ecgs? My pre-op one showed anterior infarction and dr thought it showed afib.

How reliable are ecgs? My pre-op one showed anterior infarction and dr thought it showed afib.

Great question &: Example. The false positive anterior mi is not uncommon in women due to breast tissue attenuation effects & these computer algorithms while sophisticated & often accurate have pitfalls. The human mind learns this pitfalls over time so we aren't tricked by them but still in cases like this an echocardiogram may needed to prove positivity. ...Read more

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Is there somewhere I could find ECG data of myocardial infarction patient?

Is there somewhere I could find ECG data of myocardial infarction patient?

Hospital: From the medical records department of the hospital where the patient was treated. ...Read more

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Iam 65 years old abnormal ecg Normal sinus rhythm Possible inferior infarction, age undetermined ST& T wave abnormality, consider lateral ischemia?

Iam 65 years old abnormal ecg Normal sinus rhythm Possible inferior infarction, age undetermined ST& T wave abnormality, consider lateral ischemia?

Automated ECG: The automated ECG interpretation that appears on a 12 lead ECG printout must always be viewed with a grain (or two) of salt. The best person to evaluate your ECG is your doctor. Period. The machine is famous for misinterpretation. Go see your doctor. Have a history and physical done. Then have him/her look at your ECG. ...Read more

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If an ECG shows that I have old inferior infarction, can the abnormality on the ECG be from mitral valve repair?

Not likely: It's a possibility, but not very likely that an artery can be injured during a mitral valve repair. Comparing ecg's preoperative to postoperative could shed some light on this, but to really determine the cause of any change would require a coronary angiogram. ...Read more

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Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.

Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.

EKG change: Q waves on an ekg suggest prior damage.
If there were symptoms, enzyme elevations helps confirm the timing and degree.
Compare with any prior ekg.
Continue your risk reduction approach, but discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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A cpet test showed I had anaerobic score of 11. This test was done as ECG showed afib, anterior infarction? Before an operation. Is this good or not?

A cpet test showed I had anaerobic score of 11. This test was done as ECG showed afib, anterior infarction? Before an operation. Is this good or not?

Strange: Too strange. Cpet is not done with infarction. However, some surgeons like it before an operation. Nevertheless, the results usually do not change anything.

What operation would this be? Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Anterolateral myocardial infarction probably old came up on the ecg. My doctor said its nothing to worry about, can I have an easy to understand defin?

Anterolateral myocardial infarction probably old came up on the ecg. My doctor said its nothing to worry about, can I have an easy to understand defin?

Stupid Computer: The computer reads on ekgs are designed to catch as many heart attacks as possible but they are notorious for overcalling heart attacks. A trained cardiologist can sort the matter out using experience, training and a set of rules. ...Read more

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Chest pain and possible myocardial infarction. Ecg reveals sinus tachycardia. What does this mean at 50?

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia refers to a faster than normal heart rate. Usually higher than 100 beats/minute. Please see your pcp for further evaluation for chest pain. ...Read more

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My ECG had an old inferior apical infarct. What does "apical" mean?

My ECG had an old inferior apical infarct. What does "apical" mean?

ECG: Apical means the tip or apex of the left ventricle, inferoapical means the bottom wall and the tip of the left ventricle ...Read more

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ECG reads "cannot rule out previous anterior MI" and " minimal requirements met for current anterior infarct, abnormal comp to previous ECG"? Explain?

Clinical correlation: Basically your ECG likely shows low voltage in the anterior precordial leads, which may be secondary to left ventricular hypertrophy, anterior infarct pattern, or secondary to body habitus. SO since your have had an echocardiogram and a CT angiogram, both of these tests would be able to corroborate if ECG is consistent with "anterior infarct" or not, I suggest u ask ur cardiologist to correlate. ...Read more

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Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Depends: You list "stress echocardiography" - was this normal? It's a much more accurate test than just an ordinary, resting EKG. If your stress echo was normal, forget the EKG but remember to always warn future doctors that you have a "normal funky-looking EKG" so they don't worry. ...Read more

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ECGs during stress test showed possible inferior infarct (age unknown). echo and post EKGS came back fine except one with PAC. Should I be worried?

ECGs during stress test showed possible inferior infarct (age unknown). echo and post EKGS came back fine except one with PAC. Should I be worried?

Probably: But you will want the dye stress test which shows blood flow thru the heart
Will show a gap if there was a heart attack and will show up risky parts ...Read more

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ECGs during nuke stress test said possible inferior infarct (age unknown).echo b4 test was good. Ecgs b4&after good too. Docs said im fine. Do u agree?

ECGs during nuke stress test said possible inferior infarct (age unknown).echo b4 test was good. Ecgs b4&after good too. Docs said im fine. Do u agree?

False positive test: False positive nuclear stress test is common in the inferior region due to attenuation artifact brought by the diaphragm. This can be reduced by certain protocols but not totally eliminated. In the absence of any collaborative finding such as wall motion abnormality, it is of doubtful significance ...Read more

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My ECG shows "Left Anterior Fascicular blocK' and also indicated :cannot rule out Inferior infarct. What it means and is it dangerous? What caused it.

My ECG shows "Left Anterior Fascicular blocK' and also indicated :cannot rule out Inferior infarct. What it means and is it dangerous? What caused it.

See below: LAFB is a delay in cardiac conduction in the range of 20 milliseconds (+/- 10 ms) with a shift in the axis to the left. It causes no symptoms and is not dangerous. Most common causes are normal aging, high blood pressure, and coronary disease. "Cannot rule out inferior infarct" is a frequent finding that has meaning only if you are known to have blocked arteries. There is no room here 4 details. ...Read more

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Had am EKG today read normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct, abnormal ecg. Please explain what's wrong with me...?

Had am EKG today read normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct, abnormal ecg. Please explain what's wrong with me...?

Check with your doc: I assume you are looking at the computer-generated readout on ekg. You have a normal sinus rhythm meaning heart is beating in a normal manner. The septum refers to the part of the heart in between the two ventricles. I don't usually rely on a readout from the ekg machine itself when I interpret an ekg so check with your doctor before getting worried. ...Read more

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Had am EKG today read normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct, abnormal ecg. Please explain what's wrong with me...?

Usually a false read: Computerized reading of ecgs are notorious for over-calling "possible septal infarct". This is often due to incorrect positioning of the ECG leads on the chest. I would have a cardiologist look at your ecg, or simply repeat it, with careful attention to proper precordial lead placement. ...Read more

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Had ECG doctor says it's normal but I noticed it read Inferior Infarct and no acute ischemia? What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

The EKG computers: Are tilted to analyze for abnormality rather than normalcy. The Computer probably picked up some subtle or insignificant change that is not clinically relevant and indicated it to make the doctor aware. His/her interpretation supersedes anything the computer says. If he said normal than that is what it is. ...Read more

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Asking for bf he is 36 what does ECG sinus rhythm possible septal infarct abnormal ecg. Vr 65 pr 166 qrs 86 qtc 412. Is this anything to worry about?

Not worried.: Generally nothing to worry about unless of course he has symptoms. Everything reads normal except for the possible septal infarct bit. That is often related to lead placement issues but is worth discussing with your doc. ...Read more

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I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg. I've had myocarditis. Worry?

I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg. I've had myocarditis. Worry?

Discuss with: Your cardiologist. If you are seeing this automated interpretation at the top of your ekg keep in mind it is not always accurate and will still need interpretation by a physician. ...Read more

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What would cause false-positive ECGS durin nuclear stress test? Possible inferior infarct age unknown. Echo b4 was fine, ECGS b4&after fine too. Worried

What would cause false-positive ECGS durin nuclear stress test? Possible inferior infarct age unknown. Echo b4 was fine, ECGS b4&after fine too. Worried

Situational strain: It is mostly unknown still as to what the cause of false positive changes seen on the ECG in stress testing is from but we do see it more in females and may be in some people related to situational strain on the small heart blood vessels. ...Read more

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Abnormal ECG sinus bradycardia and septal infarct age undetermined?

Depends: Sinus bradycardia can be normal in a fit individual. Septal infarct age undetermined may also be a normal variant, but also possibly indicate previous injury to the heart. You might want to consider getting further evaluation, such as a stress treadmill ECG test. Depending on various associated healthy issues, this might need to be combined with imaging (nuclear or ultrasonography). ...Read more

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Shouid I be worry? I had an ECG on aug 5 the results were: 52 bpm, possible lateral infarct, abnormal ecg. I have chest discomfort in cold weather. Tks

Angina: Yes, you should see a cardiologist soon. You will need a stress test, most likely coronary angiogram to determine how much blockage of coronary arteries is present. After that one can decide if you need angioplasty, stent or coronary bypass surgery. ...Read more

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The result of my ECG lateral wall ischemia occ. Pvc anterior septal infarct. What's is that mean? Is that serious?

Concerning: How old are you? You need an echocardiography to see your heart or a stress test with imaging (nuclear stress test) for further evaluation. Pl get to see a cardiologist through your family doc. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more