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Ecg Changes For Heart Attack
Q waves: Some heart attacks do not show and even ones that do, may only be temporary. That said, q waves, if of sufficient voltage and if they follow known patterns, are the way of diagnosing heart attack by ekg. (caution: not all Q waves are indicative of heart attack!). ...Read more
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
ECG: Usually always but nothing is always.Get a more detailed answer ›
Q wave: There are patterns in old heart attack waves on ekg. Often several specific leads will show the scar on particular, specific walls of the heart. Review this with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Can show it is happening, or suggest it has happened, but is not predictive generally. ...Read more
It is likely that: A normal EKG excludes prior heart attack but not 100% definitive. Show your EKG to a qualified health care provider for further assessment. ...Read more
Q wave: Many, but not all old heart attacks show up as a q wave which is an initial significant downward deflection but this can also be seen in some normal variants. Reading ecgs can be tricky and significant training is needed to read them well. ...Read more
My ECG was abnormal with a 'probable anterospetal infract age indeterm' - Q >30ms, Tneg, V1-V3. Does this mean I had a heart attack?
Very little: Unfortunately, the conventional ECG is older technology, invented more than 100 years ago. It is only accurate for rhythm disturbances and does not detect lack of blood supply to the heart at all! A new and much better technology based a systems engineering has emerged! It is called multifunction cardiogram! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more
How good is an ECG combined with a 24h Holter in detecting a previous heart attack, both overt and silent?
Probably: Ecg monitors provide information as to rate, rhythm and pattern of our heart. When a person is having an acute "heart attack", usually the pattern of the normal heart changes. The pattern may show elevations in areas that are not there in normal or non-ischemic hearts or irregular heart beats. If you think you are having a heart attack, immediately seek out medical attention or call 911. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the location and size of the Q waves in relation to the other parts of the qrs complex. Ask your doctor to look at the ECG and let you know. ...Read more
2 Normal ecgs, have an echo next week but terrified of SCA. Afraid to sleep or exercise. Uncle had heart attack young, grandma stroke. 19 yr female.
Hi, I had an ECG and the dr said it looked as though I had a heart attack so they did an echo, said the heart looked fine and said it was a variant?
Not sure what your: Question is. The EKG can be nonspecific in certain cases and can be variant. If the ECHO was OK and did not show any areas of the heart that were scarred or dysfunctional you are OK. Of course it is always prudent to make appropriate life style choices. Exercise, no smoking, low fat diet and BMI ...Read more
I recently had a slight heart attack. If the damage was minimal will this show up on an ECG or stress test? Also, is this a preview of things to come
May not show on either.
However depending on vessel, area, amount of muscle truly damaged, it may show ...Read more
Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? I have a very poor diet and I am very sedentary. ECG came back fine doc was not worried
ECG OK: I strongly recommend that you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. She/he will take you through your concerns and help improve your life. ...Read more
Er ecg "Can't rule anterior inf." Sent me home. Dr's ecg normal. Ddimer test high. Which is right? I'm scared I had a heart attack. Ef is 38%.
ECG is highly unreliable and you need a more extensive workup.
See cardiologist and consider chr. PE due to incr. D-dimer. ...Read more
Er ecg shows cannot rule out anterior infarct. Dr did ecg showed normal. I'm scared. Can you have a normal ecg after heart attack. Is it a heart attac?
, Possibilities...: It is possible to have differences in EKGs due to a difference in lead placement. If you want to know how your heart is functioning, an echocardiogram could be done. It is a non-invasive test, basically an unltrasound of your heart. If that is normal, then the chances are good that you did not have a heart attack. Were cardiac enzymes checked in the ER? That is another test to rule out heart attac ...Read more
Difference between anxiety chest pain and chest pain from heart attack I was always worried im having a heart attack and die with it. Normal 2decho, ecg?
27 years old, st and t wave abnormality in ecg, 61 kg, smoking, no family history. What risk for heart attack?
Quit Smoking: While ST and T wave abnormalities on ECG may often be nonspecific, smoking causes heart attacks, strokes, amputations of the legs, lung disease and cancer. You're a young man - it's time for you to quit smoking! I can't quit for you but you can! Other than rapidly opening blocked arteries in an acute heart attack the only intervention to save more hearts is quitting smoking!! Do it today!! ...Read more
Does a "Normal ECG" report indicates there is nothing like LBBB or past heart attack, stroke or cardiac attack?
ECG not great.: While certain things, like a LBBB, would be evident and obvious on an ECG, other things, like previous heart attacks, or more importantly the risk for a future heart attack, may be frustratingly absent from a resting ECG. Echocardiogram and stress test may be more useful cardiac tests for risk stratification. ...Read more
For 58+ F, can presence of LBBB in ECG be indicative of any previous heart attack or stroke? How risky is it for future heart health?
Absolutely, LBBB is: A result of endocardial muscle damage/infarction of the Perkinje fibers & surrounding muscle. Endocardial muscle (because heart contraction blocks capillary flow during each beat) is always most susceptible to ischemic damage (heart attack) yet least reflected on surface EKG other than by elongation of the QRS duration. Thus a block; QRS duration beyond 80 msec=most sensitive sign of heart attack. ...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