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Old heart attack: This is (if it's real - never trust the computer read on an ekg) a prior heart attack in a specific region of the heart. Essentially the "front middle, " it's usually associated with a prior blockage in an artery called the lad. Discuss with your cardiologist if it's real as you may need medications to decrease future risk of additional heart attacks. ...Read more
ECG: The tracing likely shows q waves or poor r wave progression in the v1 to v3 leads. This is consistent with an old myocardial infarction but not absolute proof. The notation consider encourages the doc to give consideration to whether the patient really had that mi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had my first ten lead ekg yesterday. Machine says old anteroseptal mi. 52 year old female. no history. Neg family history. Thoughts?
ECG: the ECG like most tests has false positives. Discuss with your doc, if indicated additional workup is possible ...Read more
Hx of WPW, ablation. Lately, HR of 120-140, palpitations off/on. EKG says "probable anteroseptal infarction, old". Should I be concerned/followup?
The computer: interpretation of anteroseptal infarction is undoubtably in error. The computer algorithm is skewed to provide an abnormal reading. The tachycardia however may suggest a recurrence of your WPW pathway. It would be very reasonable to report your symptoms and heart rates to the physician who treated you. Followup would be appropriate but not because of the EKG reading. ...Read more
44 year old female that had had chest pain and was put on a 12 lead the other day and was diagnosed with anterosrptal infarct. Is this serious ?
Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical)
2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?
A few: Assuming no medication side effects and normal vital signs in addition to no comorbidities that may play into this- daily aspirin, a beta blocker, statin and often an ace inhibitor. Each patient may need different things based on what else is going on. Have a conversation with your doc about it ...Read more
39 yr old male weightlifter. Hypertension palps. Ekg says old antero septal infarct. Consider inferior ischemia. I don't believe it. No pain w exercise?
Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, i don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension: A top blood pressure over 140 is considered to be high. That being said, a single blood pressure reading is not enough to diagnose someone as having high blood pressure as there can be many benign causes of an elevated blood pressure. Taking a number of readings over a number of days will give a much clearer picture of whether someone has high blood pressure. Please see your doctor to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme Behavior: When a baby is overstimulated, they have trouble with normal routines, such as difficulty feeding. Also their sleep patterns are disrupted, thus they appear hungry and won't eat, sleepy and can not fall asleep.This will resolve when normal routines resume and less overt stimulation occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate: Aim for a temperature that you are comfortable in. Try and avoid any drafty areas of the room. ...Read more
Heart Attack: Myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Antero-septal refers to a region of the heart. An asmi (antero-septal myocardial infarction) can cause considerable permanent heart damage as this would likely involve a large area of heart muscle. Optimally, treatment such as angioplasty would be performed within a very few hours to minimize long-term consequences. ...Read more
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