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Ekg Show Heart Attack
Depends: We may find surreptitiously in doing ekg that they may be an old heart attack. We work up the heart to find out if there is clogging of arteries or by echo how well the heart is functioning. If it is acute with symptoms and ekg suggestive of heart attack, the person is admitted to the hospital for blood tests and proper treatment by the cardiologist either invasively or by meds. ...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
Went to doc for palp, bp 128/84 hr70. EKG showed heart attack but doc said it was athletic heart. I workout a lot. Have echo. Why would it show that?
I assume that when: you say the EKG says "heart attack" you mean the computer interpretation of the EKG. The algorithm for interpretation is weighted to favor abnormalities. It is up to the doctor who actually interprets the EKG to provide an accurate diagnosis. In other words the computer is over reading it. Trust your doctor. ECHO will most likely confirm he is right if you have no regional wall motion abnormality. ...Read more
Just got EKG-showed heart attack! I'm in good health & exercise a lot.Should I be having some discomfort if I had a heart attack in the past?
Just got EKG-showed heart attack!I'm in good health,exercise alot.Should I be having some discomfort if I had heart attack in past?One of your docs responded but did not answer my question.
6/2013 I felt weak, dizzy, BP was 80/50. Doc on weekend call thought dehydration. Just had EKG,showed heart attack!Could this have happened last June?
Abnormal EKG shows old heart attack. I am only 25 with no risk factors. I am completely shocked. Did I really have one?
Multiple possibilite: Really need an old ECG to compare too or an echo of heart to see if there is any evidence of scarring or wall motion abnormality. Could be congenital or related to prior trauma. Any family risk factors? Also be aware that drugs like cocaine can cause MI in people with no risk factors. See cardiologist if you want resolution of your concerns ...Read more
What symptoms might I have months after a silent heart attack? I exercise regularly & have no symptoms, but EKG shows possible heart attack.
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
How does a 12 second EKG show a prior heart attack? Like, what shows on the waves that represents the heart attack? Curious, not urgent
Ekg's a week apart show heart attack with thickening on right side of heart. What does this mean?
Abnormal: Ekg shows electrical shifts the damaged-heart attacked muscle signal, is reduced. Q waves or flattening of the ekg trace are seen and commented in the report. Thickening is not a usual comment. That would be seen on an echocardiogram more likely. Ventricular hypertrophy and larger signals can be identified by ekg. ...Read more
How serious is an abnormal EKG that shows a possible heart attack and how soon should you see a cardiologist?
It the ecg is: Consistent with old infarction, the next step is arranging for a myorcardial perfusion stress test and evaluation of the risk factors. This can be done by his internist and there is no need for a cardiologist if you have a competent primary physician. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having nose surgery to fix a deviated septum and open the left side of my nose next week. I had the pre-op testing done which included an EKG and blood work. My rhumatologist called and said my EKG showed signs of a heart attack. I told him i think
It can : A complete ECG is all 12 leads. Having said that a 3 lead ECG can give suspicion to prior injury or infarct, but not confirm for as confidently. Also matters which 3 leads are being traced, contiguous or not so that it would be more or less accurate if it made an anatomic sense. ...Read more
Had a ten second EKG yesterday.I do have skipping beats.It didn't show.That night thought i was having a heart attack.Felt like my heart was on fire?
Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?
29 yo having heart attack-like symptoms for a year on and off - heaviness in chest, hard to breathe, numbness in face. Multiple ekgs show nothing.
Panic Attack vs. Oth: If your EKG's are normal, then it is most likely not your heart. Panic attacks can mimic heart attacks to patients and have many of the same symptoms. Anxiety can as well. There are also other potential causes of chest pain or difficulty breathing and so I do recommend you get a diagnosis from your primary care doctor. There are treatments for most of these conditions. ...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
How can an EKG show if i’ve had a heart attack? I’ve been having heart problems and my doctor wants to do an ekg. She says it will show if i’ve had a heart attack. How does it do that?
Electrical signals: The ekg is a sensitive test of the heart's electrical system. Heart attacks damage the muscle which often shows up as abnormal looking signals on the ekg. Of course since it is sensitive, sometimes there are false positives. An abnormal ekg may need to be followed up by further testing. A normal ekg is pretty reliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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