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Can An Ekg Tell If You Had A 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
Yes: Echocardiogram can indirectly suggest the possibility of a heart attack, but can also be more or less normal after a small heart attack. Its primary use is not to diagnose a heart attack, but to look a things like the function of the heart muscle and the heart valves and to examine the hearts internal anatomy. Ecg and certain blood tests are the primary tests for diagnosing a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both of these problems are due to issues not addressed by the pacemaker. A heart attack is generally due to a blockage and a heart artery, and cardiac arrest is usually due to an exceedingly fast heart rate where the pacemaker only fixes slow heart rates. A defibrillator is the device of choice to treat cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a cardiac pacemaker, can you have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest?
How serious is an abnormal EKG that shows a possible heart attack and how soon should you see a cardiologist?
It the ecg is: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rate: S VT in your age group(21) is often >200 (ok, 160-180 is "gray zone") but ...Read more
If its an MI: Not by itself. In the right setting, such as heart attack, elevated troponoin is a retty good indication there is coronary artery blockage. Coronary angiography(cardiac cath) is the gold standard to determine this & few other good tests are also available. Note that "heart blockage" could refer to blockage of coronary (heart) arteries or blockage in the heart's electrical activity (heart block). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctors said I may be at risk for a heart murmur. How would you tell if you had a heart murmur or not beforehand?
Stethoscope: A heart murmur is a sound your doctor hears with s stethoscope during your physical exam. You either have one, or you don't. Many heart murmurs are harmless, just the normal sound of heart flowing through your heart. Some may indicate pathology, such as a narrowed or leaking valve. An echocardiogram is a good way to tell the significance of a cardiac murmur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A doctor told me you won't have a heart attack at my age unless you have an underlying heart condition, is this true? How do you tell a HA from a PA?
Young at heart!!: Your doctor is right... Chances of HA at your age is low. Happens in patients who abuse drugs- esp. cocaine. You don't smoke and if you don't have jeuvenille diabetes it is very low. Chances of PA is high given multiple stresses in one's life esp when young worried about job, money, boy friend, family etc.. Best Wishes. ...Read more
No: A murmur means we can heard blood flow through your heart with a stethoscope. This may be a normal heart, or may be associated with a heart valve that is either narrowed or leaking. This is not related to heart attack, which is caused by obstruction in a coronary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
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