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I had an EKG. Now my doctor is sending me to have an echocardiogram and holter monitor. Was there something wrong with my EKG result?

abnormality. It is likely your doctor saw an abnormality in the rhythm on your ecg. An echo will evaluate the anatomy of your heart to determine if a structural or valve abnormality is present and causing the arrhythmia. The holter monitor is used to obtain a 24 hour or longer electrical recording of your heart's activity, much like an ecg. It can then be reviewed for occurrences of arrhythmia's. Read more...

What should I expect to happen at a first appointment with a cardiologist? What does a holter monitor show? I am in my early to mid 20's (female). I've had a high pulse rate since early september. I've had an echocardiogram, and an ekg. My primary doctor

With . With an overactive thyroid is not uncommon to experience a rapid heart beat which may actually be just a fast but normal heart rhythm. It is also possible that there are alterations in your heart rhythm which causes these symptoms and these should be detected on the holter monitor-- if you experience symptoms while tyou are wearing the monitor. You might discuss with the cardiologist whether he/she feels that there is anything that would affect your health adversely or whether medication could be helpful in relieving symptoms until your thyroid is adequately treated. Read more...
Physical examination. Your cardiologist will listen to your medical history, dymptoms, family history, smoking etc. He or she will examine you and decide if you need any additional testing. Holter monitor is obtained usually over 24 hours. It shows cardiac rhythm. Read more...

Chest pains! Xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD. All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. Read more...

Had an echocardiogram & holter monitor 1 year ago & another holter monitor 1 month ago. All results were good. Would this show any risk of heart attck?

No. holter monitor shows the electrical rhythm at any given time. It is not predictive of occlusive coronary artery disease. The echocardiogram reveals function of the ventricles and valvular function. When the LV function is normal it is predictive of a good prognosis. However it does not predict heart attacks. Read more...
No. a holter monitor is typically done to evaluate rhythm disturbances and a resting echo is done to evaluate structure and function. If u had a stress echo, then CAD was evaluated, otherwise the tests u had do not evaluate heart attack risk . Read more...

Heart rate between 40 bpm-50bpm echocardiogram, holter monitor results are normal, non athlete can my slow heart rat be due to genetics?

Possible. Genetics can influence your heart's responsiveness to the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic tone as well as endocrine conditions such as hypothyroidism which can aggravate bradycardia. Their are also hereditary connections between such things as maternal lupus and congenital complete heart block. Additional monitoring and assessing chronotropic responsiveness might be in order. Read more...