Abnormal EKG ??

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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in the hospital for a same day procedure. The anest. came in and looked at my EKG and saw a mild abnormality, he said could be mild blockage.

Went to my Dr. yesterday but only saw the N/P, she got the test strip from the hospital and compared it with a EKG I had done in office 4 years ago and she said they were exactly the same, said I have a slightly slow heart rate, which I always had, lows 50"s when resting. She said maybe scar tissue. I know I did not have a heart attack because I get a Echo done yearly so have no idea where the scar would come from.
I had a EKG done in March before a colon and another at the ER in July, no one inluding my Dr. said anything about it being abnormal.
The n/p is going to have a cardo check the strips and see what he thinks, but by doing this she is making me think my G/P. missed something.

These are findings from my echo, can any of this be the cause of a anormal EKG.

mild left concentric hypertrophy
suggests impaired relaxation
mild diastolic dysfuntion
trace mitral regurg
non-coronary cap of the av midly calcified.

My Dr. for a 67 year old womn it is fine.

Any help would be appreciated. Linda
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I do not interpret Echos but if your  Cardiologist saw these results and was not concerned then I would try to relax and the EKG's being the same over a 4 year period also does not seem to be a reason for concern.

Please do talk with your physician for reassurance.




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   Posted 12/13/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
your best bet is to go with how you feel if you are having pain even though your test results are normal something needs to be done.
 recently I sat in a room full of people who were all having either a treadmill or dipyridamole myocardial perfusion study stress test ...yes that is a long name for an injection to stress your heart rather than having you run on a treadmill , with nuclear imaging pictures taken after 45 miutes from either method of stress test . I was there from 6:30 am until 2:00 pm waiting my turn , so there was no shortage of interesting personal experiences and conversation .
Several of them were sent there by concerned spouses several were there as a cautionary and on going repetitive measure , several had to demand something be done to treat their heart problem because unless you are truly suffering or have at least an 80% blockage or are actually having a heart attack they usually do nothing and myself well I'm under fifty had 2 normal ECGs and 1 xray BEFORE my heart attack .
ECGs are extremely unreliable . I find where your heart is involved there is no better treatment than a second opinion I know an ECG can tell you if you are having a heart attack but likely won't tell you anything else .
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