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Would a ECG show myocarditis?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Often it does ..

Typically there ARE changes on the electrocardiogram in myocarditis: diffuse T wave inversions and saddle-shaped ST segment elevations.
Other common blood tests including C-reactive protein, sed rate, & myocardial damage markers may be positive. The only 100% accurate diagnostic test of myocarditis is a myocardial biopsy--biopsy of the heart lining and muscle done via angiography.

In brief: Often it does ..

Typically there ARE changes on the electrocardiogram in myocarditis: diffuse T wave inversions and saddle-shaped ST segment elevations.
Other common blood tests including C-reactive protein, sed rate, & myocardial damage markers may be positive. The only 100% accurate diagnostic test of myocarditis is a myocardial biopsy--biopsy of the heart lining and muscle done via angiography.
Dr. Julie Abbott
Dr. Julie Abbott
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Myocarditis

ECG is not specific for myocarditis.
There are changes which can be seen to add in to a consideration of the diagnosis of myocarditis.

In brief: Myocarditis

ECG is not specific for myocarditis.
There are changes which can be seen to add in to a consideration of the diagnosis of myocarditis.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Can mimic a heart attack on ECG, but not diagnostic for it by ECG alone. Clinical picture, ECG, blood work and histology combined can confirm the diagnosis.
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