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Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

What are the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

Not much: In general, they all assess the electrical activity of the heart. They differ in the number of leads they have and in the circumstances one would use them. The higher the number of leads the better the assessment of the electrical system and clues to the anatomy of the heart. ...Read more

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If I had a 2 normal EKG and 2 normal cardiac enzmes..... How often should i have both checked to make sure nothing has changed?

If I had a 2 normal EKG and 2 normal cardiac enzmes..... How often should i have both checked to make sure nothing has changed?

Tests: Without more information about you and why you had cardiac testing, reasonable advice isn't possible. You should always ask the Doc who is evaluating you for an explanation of what is going on with you and why and what you should do for the future. ...Read more

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Been having some neck, shouder, chest area pain. Had 2 Ekgs and all Cardiac enzmes ok, What else should I look at? 43 yr old female

Been having some neck, shouder, chest area pain. Had 2 Ekgs and all Cardiac enzmes ok, What else should I look at? 43 yr old female

Check alignment: you might have some malignment of your head and neck resulting in some tension in the neck area. If you have a posture where your head is usually forwards this can cause strain all over that area. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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41 yr old female, had an EKG and cardiac bw done 2 weeks ago, both normal. Still have same symptoms should I except that it is stress this soon after?

41 yr old female, had an EKG and cardiac bw done 2 weeks ago, both normal. Still have same symptoms should I except that it is stress this soon after?

No: You should seek an alternative explanation for your symptoms. The universe of pathology is not just limited to heart disease and stress. If you're not feeling well, you should seek further attention from your personal physician. He/she may be under the incorrect impression that you're "all better." ...Read more

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Failed my EKG and cst but cardiac cath was fine. What to do?

Failed my EKG and cst but cardiac cath was fine. What to do?

Probably : No need to do anything. Sounds like the cst was a false positive. Your doctor should go over this with you. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated cardiac enzymes but perfect EKG what does this mean?

Slightly elevated  cardiac enzymes but perfect  EKG what does this mean?

Muscle injury/imflam: Elevated cardiac enzymes means the muscle is imflamed or injured. Thee are many causes of this including medicines, exercise, true imflammation up to and including heart attack. The trend and confirmatory blood tests would be important. ...Read more

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How do a EKG and a cardiac monitor differ?

How do a EKG and a cardiac monitor differ?

Almost the same: Electrocardiography is an interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time. Used to measure the rate and rhythm of the heart, size an position the heart chambers, presence of damage to the heart etc. It's use as a tool for cardiac monitoring in icu, hospitals and at home too like holter test. ...Read more

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What changes on an EKG in a patient with cardiac hypertrophy?

What changes on an EKG in a patient with cardiac hypertrophy?

High voltage: Most prominent and prequent is high-voltage appearing on your ekg...But must meet certain criteria make it hypertrophy (lvh--left ventricular hypertrophy). There may be some changes such as strain-pattern after the "qrs complexes etc.. If you have training in this, you know what I am talking about.. If not, this probably sounds greek to you. Consult your doc--do ekg and tell you... Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more