Doctor insights on:
very often: If you have no history of heart disease, this is likely to be wrong. It's based on abnormal voltage of the r wave in lead v2 and is very often due to lead placement. If your doctor moves the leads around a little (usually going up or down a rib interspace), the infarct pattern often disappears. An echo or nuclear stress test can also rule this out. ...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
Should i be able to bodybuild/ run hard if i had old septal infarct? Ekg says old septal infarct. Echo was normal. Ef 55-60% . I doubt i had old mi...
Yes, by tracing only: It is an abnormal ekg by reading of the tracing but what is most important is the ekg in relation to a good history and clinical exam. Questions to ask: do you have a past history of heart disease, high BP, diabetes, smoking? Do you have chest pain/jaw pain/pain down L arm? Is your BP high on exam? Any of these findings along with the above ekg is a MAJOR concern. Please talk with your doctor!! ...Read more
Any idea what this means? Normal sinus rhythm. Possible Left atrial enlargement
Cannot rule out Anterior infarct. Abnormal EKG
Could be normal.: Depends upon your clinical situation. EKG's are not very predictive if they are done without a specific purpose in mind. If you have not had any symptoms and this EKG was done as part of a "routine" then it is very likely just an interesting finding without a physical meaning. You should discuss this with the person who ordered the test. ...Read more
My Ekgs show possible old infarcts, age can't be determined. I was told all ekgs show that. My CXRs, show cardiomegaly. What does that mean?
Maybe heart attack: This means that the patient might have had a heart attack at some time in the past (any time between 24 hours ago and forever ago). Specifically, in the bottom wall of the heart (inferior). The POSSIBLE means that it is not a slam dunk interpretation: the inferior leads of an ECG can be tricky to interpret, and sometimes it looks like there was a heart attack when in fact there was none. ...Read more
I just had pre-op testing done. EKG shows possible Inferior wall infarct undetermined age. Do I need follow up before surgery?
ECGs during stress test showed possible inferior infarct (age unknown). echo and post EKGS came back fine except one with PAC. should i be worried?
I have had 4 straight ekg's state old septal infarct. Cardio wrote borderline EKG crossed out abnormal. I can bodybuild and run no problems.
Trust a human: Ekg's get read first by "artificial intelligence", which isn't anywhere as good as a perseon who knows anything. This pathologist has seen several machine-read ekg's that diagnose infarcts that just weren't there, period. If your cardiologist is good with your being an athlete, then ignore the robot-reader's nonexistent old mi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
50 yo f, see cardio, EKG is always abnormal (chgs in st /t waves). Latest shows poss anterior infarct. Calcium score is 0. +hbp, +fam hx. Other tests?
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more