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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
When doing heavy cardio, I get a sharp stabbing pain in the middle my left pec. I believe this is pericarditis I have had an EKG+xray-nothing detected
Not Pericarditis: Sharp pain during exertion is unlikely to be cardiac or pericardial in etiology. This is most likely musculoskeletal. Pericarditis discomfort would not be present only during "heavy cardio", it would be present persistently both standing and especially lying down. Try taking a Motrin or Advil or Alleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen) 30 minutes before working out and see if that helps. ...Read more
EKG came back High Risk Operation.ST Elevation, consider early repolarization, pericarditis or injury. ST&T wave abnormal consider anterior ischemia?
Need further workup: Need to get evaluated for ischemic heart disease myocardial perfusion scan if done and called for this ischemia ,need to further evaluate with cardiac catheterization and or CTA of coronary vessels to clarify the abnormality especially if you are going for a surgical procedure ...Read more
Ekg borderline. Pain in left side of chest. Pain in left shoulder. Cardiologist did ekg and said heart is OK. ER said it was pericarditis.
For 5 yrs I have been taken ibuprofen, prednisone, colchicine etc for pericarditis.There is no more effusion, echo&ekg r now normal but symptoms relapses?
If you have normal 2decho jan, 12 lead ecg, chest xray, how long would pleurisy or pericarditis take place or will it happen even normal test?
Pleurisy and...: Pericarditis don't always show up on tests you had. They are appropriate to start the eval. Mri may help if pericarditis is a concern. Relief of central chest pain while leaning forward suggests pericardial source. Pain with deep inspiration, especially in either chest region, suggests pleurisy. Pleurisy tends to resolve over a few weeks. Pericarditis is much less predictable. Other sources poss? ...Read more
16 yr old boy had Chest pain 2wks ago,had ecg,Dr said pericarditis,gave anti inflammatory meds.now chest pain gone but hr is 165 and irregular.Normal?
See Dr. ASAP: No, this isn't normal. Please see the Dr. ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more
Is it pleurisy or pericarditis for chest pain in the center of sternum, below left breast.Normal 2decho jan2013, chest xray, 12lead ecg, threadmill test?
Describe the pain: How long have you had it? Is it the sequelae of a flu or cold you've had recently. If the pain increases with inspiration or coughing it is more likely musculoskeletal so costochondritis or pleuritic pain is most likely. See your doctor tomorrow. Those tests you're asking about are only necessary if more simple diagnostic steps haven't succeeded in identifying the problem. ...Read more