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Does a "Normal ECG" report indicates there is nothing like LBBB or past heart attack, stroke or cardiac attack ?

Does a "Normal ECG" report indicates there is nothing like LBBB or past heart attack, stroke or cardiac attack ?

ECG not great.: While certain things, like a LBBB, would be evident and obvious on an ECG, other things, like previous heart attacks, or more importantly the risk for a future heart attack, may be frustratingly absent from a resting ECG. Echocardiogram and stress test may be more useful cardiac tests for risk stratification. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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Are q and t waves inversion on EKG an indication of a past heart attack?

Are q and t waves inversion on EKG an indication of a past heart attack?

Possibly: Abnormal ekg's (ecg's) are one diagnostic criteria for prior heart attacks. However, these changes can also be seen in hypertension, cardiomyopathies, pulmonary disease, and even in normal hearts. ...Read more

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22 had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg, echo. For chest pain when excercising. Does this rule out congenital coronary anomalies?

22 had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg, echo. For chest pain when excercising. Does this rule out congenital coronary anomalies?

You have already: Undergone many of the tests to exclude any ischemia to heart muscle, but the only way to rule out any congenital coronary artery anomalies is by angiogram. Talk with your cardiologist, but chance of finding any significant anomalies seem small to me with all negative results so far. ...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

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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Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?

Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?

Seizures can cause: an increase in heart rate however not the other way around. Defining the nature of the heart rate response is important. You need to see a health care provider and have them obtain the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Hospitalized for non-alcoholic/ non-viral hepatitis. Had an abnormal ECG - showed precordial t wave inversions w/ chest pain/tightness into left arm.

Hospitalized for non-alcoholic/ non-viral hepatitis. Had an abnormal ECG - showed precordial t wave inversions w/ chest pain/tightness into left arm.

Myocarditis: Your ekg in this setting suggests myocarditis. You need and echocardiogram to evaluate left ventricular function and to determine if you have pericardial involvement and you need troponin and CPK enzyme determinations. Treatment is supportive. Rest. Time. Most people recover well. ...Read more

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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

It is hard to : Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and compare it with old ekgs. This will help determine the next best step. ...Read more

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Do q and t waves inversion on EKG always an indication of a past heart attack?

Do q and t waves inversion on EKG always an indication of a past heart attack?

Common: But not perfect p, q, rs, t u are all ekg waves the total patterns can give us rate rhythm, and some damage information and hypertrophy or enlargement information. Need the whole thing and sometimes echo, and chemical data. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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EKG came back High Risk Operation.ST Elevation, consider early repolarization, pericarditis or injury. ST&T wave abnormal consider anterior ischemia?

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

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Why has my doctor not checked for coronary artery anomolies excercise chest pain. Had echo, ecg, stress ecg, 24h ecg, bloods. 21 male.

Studies are negative: At 21 y/o with the above negative studies, i can say with certainty that you do not have coronary artery disease. I will look for chest wall pain/costochondritis, asthma induce exercise, acid reflux that can mimic pressure chest pain like from the heart, anxiety disorders. Trust your doctor, stay in shape, do not smoke or drink, eat healthy. ...Read more

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Does normal ECG (83 bpm) indicates no heart attack in past 5-6 yrs for 50+ females ?

Does normal ECG (83 bpm) indicates no heart attack in past 5-6 yrs for 50+ females ?

It is likely that: a normal EKG excludes prior heart attack but not 100% definitive. Show your EKG to a qualified health care provider for further assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more