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Can a ekg or holter monitor show past heart attacks?

Can a ekg or holter monitor show past heart attacks?

Yes and No: EKG can show some changes in Q and S waves and ST. Elevation may suggest old myocardial infarction. Hotter monitor is a device that registers heart rhythms/ rate for an extended period of 24-48 hrs. It's main use is to diagnose various types of heart blocks. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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Can heart ultrasound show heart damage?

Can heart ultrasound show heart damage?

Only gross damage: A cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram) will show the size and function of the heart chambers and valves as well as the great vessels entering and exiting the heart. While the echocardiogram will detect wall motion abnormalities it will not detect small areas of damage or plaque build up in the coronary arteries (heart disease). ...Read more

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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normalcy. ...Read more

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Would an EKG show congestive heart failure?

Would an EKG show congestive heart failure?

It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggestive of heart failure ...Read more

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Normal ekg, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Heart attack ruled out?

Normal ekg, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Heart attack ruled out?

Yes, but not: heart disease. From the data you provided, myocardial infarction, (heart attack) can be ruled out, but not other heart diseases. Get clearance from your doctor to exercise and do it. Also - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can EKG detect heart failure?

Can EKG detect heart failure?

No : Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis. The classic, accepted definition of heart failure is heart disease that limits the cardiovascular system to delivery adequate oxygen to meet the body's demands/needs. There are many heart diseases that can cause heart failure. An ECG may provide a clue to the diagnosis of several of those diseases. ...Read more

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Heart attack sysmtoms?

Heart attack sysmtoms?

You can have a: Heart attack without a symptom especially with diabetes, but typically chest and/or left arm pain, sweating, weakness, fainting. ...Read more

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Can an EKG show heart enlargement?

Can an EKG show heart enlargement?

Ecg: Ecg shows electrical activity, it can suggest heart enlargement but isn't an anatomic study. ...Read more

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Would ECG pick up coronary heart disease?

Would ECG pick up coronary heart disease?

It may: Yes, it may, but often times when it's quiescent, it may not be evident on plain ECG and requires stress ECG commonly known as cardiac stress test. ...Read more

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Can ECG detect heart failure?

Can ECG detect heart failure?

Not exactly: Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that entails either lung symptoms (shortness of breath, cough, difficulty lying flat) or peripheral symptoms (lower extremity swelling) that are caused by one of a number of heart conditions. So good old fashioned history and physical exam are best. Having said that, depending on the specific cause of heart failure, the ECG may provide corroborating evidence. ...Read more

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Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (medication only vs stent vs bypass surgery). ...Read more

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Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Ask details.: Were there isolate atrial or ventricular premature beats on the Holter. Even if there were, if they are infrequent and if a stress-echo test was normal, it sounds as though everything indicates nothing serious. Simply continue to monitor symptoms and, if symptoms worsen, repeat monitoring. ...Read more

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How does previous heart attack show on an ecg?

How does previous heart attack show on an ecg?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can an ECG or holter monitor pick up signs of coronary heart disease?

Can an ECG or holter monitor pick up signs of coronary heart disease?

Yes, Sort of... Late: Ecg is a 10 sec. Printed tracing of voltage vs. Time comparing different combinations of 10 surface body locations. Holter commonly only 1 or 2 non-standard ekg leads recorded over ~24 hrs or longer. Since inner wall of heart muscle is most susceptible to ischemic damage, surface tracings rarely show clues (e.g. Qrs widening, altered waveform, arrhythmias) until CAD problems induce enough damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more