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Had stess test 6 months ago and passed. Had testing EKG today and dr found scarring. Why would scarring not show up on stress test by did on ekg?

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Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Compare ECG

You should ask your doctor if the ECG has changed since last time.
If there is change in the ekg you may need further cardiac testing.

In brief: Compare ECG

You should ask your doctor if the ECG has changed since last time.
If there is change in the ekg you may need further cardiac testing.
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Experts differ

Stress ECG is used to look for "induced ischemia" of reduced blood flow to your heart.
Resting ekg is different, various experts trained by different schools will read ekg differently. I don't really understand what "scarring" mean. It could mean that you have old sings of heart attack. The bottom line, ekg may not be enough to be specific to detect your potential scars of the heart. ...

In brief: Experts differ

Stress ECG is used to look for "induced ischemia" of reduced blood flow to your heart.
Resting ekg is different, various experts trained by different schools will read ekg differently. I don't really understand what "scarring" mean. It could mean that you have old sings of heart attack. The bottom line, ekg may not be enough to be specific to detect your potential scars of the heart. ...
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen
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