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Are Q And T Waves Inversion On Ekg An Indication Of A Past Heart Attack
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
My t waves in my EKG were upside down in one part. But the rest of it looked fine, does that mean heart attack?
Is it possible to have a heart attack with completely normal ekg? What changes are looked for besides s-t segment & t wave?
How does a 12 second EKG show a prior heart attack? Like, what shows on the waves that represents the heart attack? Curious, not urgent
27 years old , st and t wave abnormality in ecg, 61 kg, smoking, no family history. What risk for heart attack?
Quit Smoking: While ST and T wave abnormalities on ECG may often be nonspecific, smoking causes heart attacks, strokes, amputations of the legs, lung disease and cancer. You're a young man - it's time for you to quit smoking! I can't quit for you but you can! Other than rapidly opening blocked arteries in an acute heart attack the only intervention to save more hearts is quitting smoking!! Do it today!! ...Read more
My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. Im 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
In my last EKG it stated that there was a "probable anterior infarction". I didn't notice it until going through my records. Is that a heart attack?
Heart Attack: Possible. There are a lot of false positives on EKG. The only way to truly tell is to see a cardiologist and he can do some additional tests to verify or not. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: At 18 even more unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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