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Can You Have A Heart Attack With A Normal Ekg
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
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
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
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
My ekg said short st.. what's this mean and what causes it? Also does a normal ekg mean I'm not having a heart attack?
Pattern between S&T: Waves in EKG. Study: https://goo.gl/RBVB3n. EKGs actually miss most heart attacks because (to be continued). ...Read more
Unlikely: At 18 even more unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you had a EKG six months ago with normal results and have continually had chest discomfort could you be having heart attack?
EKG: The ekg is a 10 second snap shot in time. It does not tell us anything about future risk for heart disease. An ECG can give you an indication that there may be thickening of the heart muscle, prior heart attack/ scar or arrhythmias etc. If you are having exertional chest pain you need to seek immediate medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if i had a normal EKG reading, but weeks after im still having chest pains should I worry about a heart attack?
Less likely: A nl ekg does not completely exclude active heart disease. If there are persistent symptoms cardiology eval with echo, stress test and cardiac enzymes may be in order. If these tests are neg and symptoms persist atrial of nsaids for costochondritismay be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi went to dr. Did EKG showed prior heart attack. X-ray showed heart normal size. Have echo scheduled. Dies heart size change with heart attack?
Heart Damage: Most silent heart attacks (those that one does not know happened) do not cause too much damage to the heart and many people are fine. But, if the heart is not beating correctly or has to work overtime to accomplish it's functions it can get extra growth or hypertrophy. It sounds like the doctor is doing all of the right testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a weird moderate pain in upper chest towards left side but above the heart. Comes & goes. Hard to describe, EKG normal. Heart attack?
Taken to ER for squeezing in chest. EKG was normal so I was sent home. Is that enough to rule out heart attack? Had echo and stress norm 6 months ago
Yes: I think that at age 29 any chance for significant coronary heart disease has been ruled out! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!
Heart attack prevent: You are too young to have a heart attack unless drugs are involved (meth) or significant family history of premature cardiovascular disease. You're on oxycodone. Chronic pain can cause palpitations. Exercise will strengthen your health. Stay out of trouble. You shud be fine. Your chest pain and cough may be due to undiagnosed asthma or just plain anxiety. Check with your doctor. Test your lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 M with no fam his non smoker echo stress in Jan perfect. Normal BP and chol. Numerous EKG over last 9 months. Still imagine will have heart attack!
Relax: You have no real risk factors for premature coronary artery disease, and a normal imaging stress test. You also have normal serial EKGs. If your cholesterol and BP are also normal I would work on your anxiety as I think you have little to worry about from a coronary standpoint in the near future. Good luck!! ...Read more
Sister had heart attack at 36 I have had normal ekgs, stress test, and IMT test but have a slight heart murmur. Have chest pain on and off is it heart?
Risk higher: if you have family history of an early heart attack, you are at a higher risk of developing Coronory artery disease - which manifests acutely as what we know as" heart attack". Important to have a Cardiologsit and someone who knows about your test results (lipid levels, echocardiograms) can better weigh in on your answer. Remember to - eat healthy, NO SMOKING, exercise. ...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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