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   Posted 6/12/2012 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone... Old HW member, but new to your forum.

I had an ECG done a couple of weeks ago at my GI doctor's request - I've got a 3-4 year history of prolonged QT interval (most likely NOT Long QT Syndrome) - that has precluded me from having a med I desperately need for my gastroparesis.

I'm waiting on him to get the results, have a discussion with my cardiologist and get back to me - and not sure when that may be. I did have the results - and basic interpretation from my GP today. Oddly enough, my QTc has improved - from 480 ms down to 370 ms ... I'm actually wondering if it needs to be repeated - I would love for the QT to be back within normal limits, but it seems a strange change after four years of consistent prolonged traces.

My real worry with the trace... And unfortunately I haven't got the trace itself to look at, just the path lab's results and interpretation... Is that there are also ST changes and the comment that we need to consider 'ischaemic injury' or 'possible straing pattern' I'm hoping it's an anomaly - that there's a problem with the entire trace, but it might be wishful thinking on my part.

I'm guessing at the very least we'll repeat the ECG - probably that I'll be up for another echo as well...

But has anyone got any thoughts?


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