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Does having a normal EKG rule out myocarditis?

Does having a normal EKG rule out myocarditis?

Not necessarily: If you suspect myocarditis this is a diagnosis which should be investigated by experienced clinicians. It is conceivable that you have heart muscle inflammation without ECG changes, but this is unusual. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg. I've had myocarditis. Worry?

I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm  can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg.  I've had myocarditis. Worry?

Discuss with: Your cardiologist. If you are seeing this automated interpretation at the top of your ekg keep in mind it is not always accurate and will still need interpretation by a physician. ...Read more

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Could normal ECG rule out myocarditis?

Could normal ECG rule out myocarditis?

Myocarditis: A normal ECG would be unusual in myocarditis but would not absolutely rule it out if there were good reasons for suspecting myocarditis. ...Read more

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IS it possible to have myocarditis with a normal ECG?

Potentially you: could have a normal EKG early or very late in the progress of the inflammatory response. It is unlikely though and I would anticipate some not subtle changes. ...Read more

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Are extra beats normal after myocarditis. ECHO and ECG are normal. Started during myocarditis, have them during exercise. Myo. was year ago. ?

Are extra beats normal after myocarditis. ECHO and ECG are normal. Started during myocarditis, have them during exercise. Myo. was year ago. ?

Arrhythmia: This depends upon the nature and frequency of the extra beats and it might be necessary to have a 24 hour cardiac monitor placed on you to define these. May be entirely benign but cannot tell without further info. ...Read more

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Had inverted t waves on ecg 3 wks ago normal troponin scared I could have myocarditis? would I know by now plz respond

Had inverted t waves on ecg 3 wks ago normal troponin scared I could have myocarditis? would I know by now plz respond

EXG: Specifics matter ;which leads on ECG were inverted;why did you need an ECG in the first place? The ordering physician is your initial best resource for answers;myocarditis is in the long differential as is a normal ECG ...Read more

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Pllz respond inverted t waves on ecg? normal troponin and d dimer can i have myocarditis?

There are many: causes of inverted Twaves on an EKG including being a normal variant for you. Myocarditis, stroke, chemical or metabolic abnormalities and NORMAL. If this is highly concerning for you make an appointment with a cardiologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does myocarditis look similar to on an ekg?

Myocarditis: Can have several appearances on ecg. It can look like an acute heart attack, it can also have low voltage because of the inflammation causing a decrease in electrical transmission. It can have diffuse st depression; there is not one consistent pattern for myocarditis. ...Read more

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With diarrhea, fever, chest pain, EKG ok, echo ok, prescription ok, troponin 300..Myocarditis confirmed?

No: With massive troponin elevation (300!), you have to rule out coronary occlusion (thrombosis/dissection/embolism) - need coronary angiography to rule that out. Cardiac MRI is sometimes suggestive of myocarditis, but most cardiologists would still need a coronary angiogram to rule out coronary abnormalities. ...Read more

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Would a ECG show myocarditis?

Would a ECG show myocarditis?

Often it does ..: Typically there ARE changes on the electrocardiogram in myocarditis: diffuse T wave inversions and saddle-shaped ST segment elevations. Other common blood tests including C-reactive protein, sed rate, & myocardial damage markers may be positive. The only 100% accurate diagnostic test of myocarditis is a myocardial biopsy--biopsy of the heart lining and muscle done via angiography. ...Read more

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Would troponin levels and ECG be abnormal during myocarditis???

Myocarditis. : We would expect troponin and ECG abnormalities with myocarditis. Inflammation of the myocardium should cause the release of troponin. ...Read more

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Does a heart infection like myocarditis show up on ECG or echo?

Does a heart infection like myocarditis show up on ECG or echo?

Yes: Typically, there in patients with myocarditis, there are abnormalities on both ECG and echocardiogram. In fact, if both the ECG and the echocardiogram were normal, the likelihood of myocarditis would be very low. Typical ECG findings are st and t wave changes, and perhaps low amplitude qrs complexes. Echocardiographic findings are decrease ventricular function and perhaps pericardial effusion. ...Read more

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Had ECG and blood work 2 days into virsl illness.Now heart racing and skipping lots. 3 days later is myocarditis still possible?

Had ECG and blood work 2 days into virsl illness.Now heart racing and skipping lots. 3 days later is myocarditis still possible?

Relax ;): Myocarditis is an unusual presentation of a viral illness. For arrythmias, skipped beats to be a presentation of myocarditis is possible, you would most likely be far sicker than you are with a depressed cardiac function, and feeling very fatigued. Having occasional PVC (Premature Ventricular contraction) during viral infections is a relatively common picture. Relax ;) ...Read more

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If my I have an irregular ekg, but my echocardiogram is normal.....? What does that rule out?

Structural problems: A number of structural problems with the heart can cause irregular heartbeats and can be detected with echocardiography. A normal echocardiogram means that the heart irregularity is due to issues other than structural problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...Read more