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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. Michael Gabor
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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?

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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Ecg w marked sinus bradycardia. Septal infarct age undetermined. Abnormal ecg. Heart murmur w left valve leakage. History of chest pain. Is this bad?

Ecg w marked sinus bradycardia. Septal infarct age undetermined. Abnormal ecg. Heart murmur w left valve leakage. History of chest pain. Is this bad?

Concerning: The abnormalities you have described raise concern for heart disease in a young woman like yourself. You should see a cardiology specialist soon to do further evaluations. ...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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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?

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?

All EKGs: Do not show that, but a possible infarct can only be determined for sure by a scan or echo. Cardiomegaly means an enlarged heart which again the significance can be shown with an echocardiogram ...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 stress test showed possible inferior infarct (age unknown). echo and post EKGS came back fine except one with PAC. Should I be worried?

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?

Probably: But you will want the dye stress test which shows blood flow thru the heart
Will show a gap if there was a heart attack and will show up risky parts ...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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I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg. I've had myocarditis. Worry?

Discuss with: Your cardiologist. If you are seeing this automated interpretation at the top of your ekg keep in mind it is not always accurate and will still need interpretation by a physician. ...Read more

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What would cause false-positive ECGS durin nuclear stress test? Possible inferior infarct age unknown. Echo b4 was fine, ECGS b4&after fine too. Worried

Situational strain: It is mostly unknown still as to what the cause of false positive changes seen on the ECG in stress testing is from but we do see it more in females and may be in some people related to situational strain on the small heart blood vessels. ...Read more

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Ekg showed possible anterior infarct of unknkwn age. Cardiologist nit worried. Iffered echo but felt no need. He compared my ekgs. Why not worried,?

Asymptomatic: EkG change, and Comparison to previous EKG made your Cardiologist decide that this was nothing to worry about.
Also other medical history (e.g. any associated Medical problems like High BP, Diabetes, Smoking or not, Exercise level, Cholesterol level etc)
Echocardiogram and Stress Echocardiogram would give more information about the level of your heart functional capacity. ...Read more

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Do you consider bilateral infarcts in caudate, thalamus and left internal capsule a common complication after TB meningitis at age of 22. Is this severe damage? I know many patients who recovered full

Should improve: Age a big advantage and in spite of small strokes, which can be seen in multiple brain infections, should see steady and gradual improvements over next 12-18 months. The brain does have capacity to cope, recover, and establish alternative pathways. ...Read more

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Concern? Abnormal ECG "Cannot rule out Inferior infarct, age undet". Normal nuc stress echo. Rapid HB, VT, some chest pain, dizzy exercise, no blocks

The EKG is most: Likely over diagnosed by a computer algorithm designed to produce a diagnosis if anything is even a little bit off. It takes a human with years of experience to be able to determine if the findings are clinically relevant or significant. With a normal nuclear stress and echo it is unlikely you have had an infarct. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider for further reassurance. ...Read more

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Please tell the treatment of " chronic infarct in left periventricular white matter in frontal region with age related gross diffuse cerebral atrophy"?

Cerebral nfarct: Unfortunately, nothing much can be dome. Three omega fatty acids may help.
Sometimes a combination of vitamins b6, B12 and Folic Acid is also recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infarct (Definition)

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