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In regards to an EKG, what does "possible inferior infarct, age undetermined" mean?

In regards to an EKG, what does "possible inferior infarct, age undetermined" 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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Infarction (Definition)

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


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Meaning of the diagnosis from an EKG, 12 Lead, Initial: Sinus bradycardia, Low voltage QRS, Possible Septal and Inferior infarcts, age undetermined.

Meaning of the diagnosis from an EKG, 12 Lead, Initial: Sinus bradycardia, Low voltage QRS, Possible Septal and Inferior infarcts, age undetermined.

3 things: Sinus bradycardia means the heart rate is less than 60 Low voltage QRS could be associated with many things, including obesity, emphysema, lung disease, pericardial effusion, infiltrative cardiomyopathy, etc Possible septal and inferior infarcts age undetermined: there is some evidence of possible heart attacks on the septal and inferior walls of the heart, and cannot determine the age of events ...Read more

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Pre op for hernia surgery, ECG read " possible inferior infarct, age undetermined, what should my concerns be heading into surgery friday morning?

Pre op for hernia surgery, ECG read " possible inferior infarct, age undetermined, what should my concerns be heading into surgery friday morning?

Heart attack: This could be a sign if an old heart attack. If it was the computer reading, it may not be correct. Comparison with an old ECG is helpful. Depending on the type of hernia operation (there are many), the surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide to proceed or postpone. They should discuss the risks with you as well. ...Read more

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I just had pre-op testing done. EKG shows possible Inferior wall infarct undetermined age. Do I need follow up before surgery?

MI: Definitely. Especially if there is no old EKG for comparison. See a cardiologist and likely a stress test of some sort can be done. ...Read more

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What does septal infarct age undetermined mean as my cardiac enzymes were fine but before this septal infarct I had non-specific T-Wave abno?

What does septal infarct age undetermined mean as my cardiac enzymes were fine but before this septal infarct I had non-specific T-Wave abno?

Abn EKG: The septum is the wall separating the 2 ventricles.Infarct means heart attack But the machine's reading at times is not quite accurate, we see "septal infarct " not uncommonly and it is not there. Non specific t wave abnormalities means the t waves a a bit off, also a common occurance. To check for MI get echo ro gated nuclear study. Without seeing EKG hard to diagnosis. F/u/ w/ cardiology ...Read more

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Ekg at the er. It said cannot rule out anterior infarct, age undetermined. The dr marked through it and put normal. Why did he do that? I'm scared

The EKG machine: Has a computer which reads the EKG. Sometimes the computer over-reads the EKG and makes statements that are not true. It is up to the physician to read the EKG and render his opinion as to what the EKG is actually recording. That is what happened in your case. I would stop worrying. The Dr. Does not think you ever had an infarct. Go with what he says. ...Read more

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Abnormal ECG sinus bradycardia and septal infarct age undetermined?

Abnormal ECG sinus bradycardia and septal infarct age undetermined?

Depends: Sinus bradycardia can be normal in a fit individual. Septal infarct age undetermined may also be a normal variant, but also possibly indicate previous injury to the heart. You might want to consider getting further evaluation, such as a stress treadmill ECG test. Depending on various associated healthy issues, this might need to be combined with imaging (nuclear or ultrasonography). ...Read more

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Ecg results - sinus bradycardia, short pr interval, lateral infarct- age undetermined and inferior st-t changes nonspecific? What does this me

Just an EKG: Ekgs aren't the last word. Sinus bradycardia: your hrt conducts impulses from the normal location at rate. ...Read more

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Normal sinus rhythm. Possible lt atrial enlargement. Cannot rule out Ant infarct, age undetermined. Abnormal ECG. Had pain in left chest and arm.

Normal sinus rhythm. Possible lt atrial enlargement. Cannot rule out Ant infarct, age undetermined. Abnormal ECG. Had pain in left chest and arm.

Need work up: You have to see your doctor for further evaluation. Echocardiogram and stress test are most likely indicated to rule out coronary heart disease. You are young, there fore it is not very likely unless you smoke, have family history of coronary heart disease at relatively young age, have high cholesterol. Check with your doctor whether your Levothyroxine dose is not high for you. ...Read more

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After 16 w of HCV treatment, stopped due to huge constant pain in heart. I had EKG and it showed normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct age undetermined.?

After 16 w of HCV treatment, stopped due to huge constant pain in heart. I had EKG and it showed normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct age undetermined.?

Work up: I am assuming you were treated with PEG INF and ribavarin combo. At age 26 having a septal infacrt is very rare. Suspect the EKG needs to be repeated and if shows the same changes then seeing a heart doc would be an option. Heart disease in your age and gender is almost unheard of. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Iam 65 years old abnormal ecg Normal sinus rhythm Possible inferior infarction, age undetermined ST& T wave abnormality, consider lateral ischemia?

Iam 65 years old abnormal ecg Normal sinus rhythm Possible inferior infarction, age undetermined ST& T wave abnormality, consider lateral ischemia?

Automated ECG: The automated ECG interpretation that appears on a 12 lead ECG printout must always be viewed with a grain (or two) of salt. The best person to evaluate your ECG is your doctor. Period. The machine is famous for misinterpretation. Go see your doctor. Have a history and physical done. Then have him/her look at your ECG. ...Read more

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Chronic lacunar infarcts in right putamen-this is MRI report. What is its treatment? Is it a major problem? Age is 49 years of patient.

Chronic lacunar: Infarct is a small old stroke. There is no treatment because it has already occurred. It won't get worse. Speak with your doctor. If you have risk factors or medical conditions predisposing to stroke, they may be treatable. The goal is to prevent future strokes. ...Read more

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ECGs during nuke stress test said possible inferior infarct (age unknown).echo b4 test was good. Ecgs b4&after good too. Docs said im fine. Do u agree?

ECGs during nuke stress test said possible inferior infarct (age unknown).echo b4 test was good. Ecgs b4&after good too. Docs said im fine. Do u agree?

False positive test: False positive nuclear stress test is common in the inferior region due to attenuation artifact brought by the diaphragm. This can be reduced by certain protocols but not totally eliminated. In the absence of any collaborative finding such as wall motion abnormality, it is of doubtful significance ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more