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Can You Have A Heart Attack With A Normal Ekg
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
Is it possible to have a heart attack with completely normal ekg? What changes are looked for besides s-t segment & t wave?
Is it that rare for a 27-30 year old male to have a heart attack? Does it make it even rarer if they had recent normal ekg/stress/echo?No fam hist
Severe anxiety. Echocardiogram,ekg,stress ,all normal. What's the worst than can come from my palpitations?18 in good shape.Can I have a heart attack?
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Is it likely to have a heart attack with NORMAL chest CT scan, chest ultrasound, numerous EKGs, and cardiac enzymes in the last year. 32/F/NS/ N Hist.
Modify risk factors: normal ekg, echo, cardiac ct cardiac enzymes can be useful to rule out a heart attack. At age 32 however we are still capable of building plaque in our arteries. Plaque does not suddenly appear. It starts in young adolescent age. Modifying risk factors includes healthy diet full of lots of plant food. Small amts healthy fats,minimal animal foods,no processed foods and daily exercise&no smoking ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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