Can someone help me make sense of my EKG?

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mariee121
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   Posted 5/9/2016 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
A few months ago I went to the hospital when I woke up in the middle of the night from feeling an intense pressure on my chest. I was concerned, since I'm a 21 year old female, and I had never felt anything like this before, considering it woke me up out of a dead sleep.

When I went to the hospital, they gave me an EKG, a chest x-ray, and an aspirin. Four hours later they gave me a xanax to lower my heartrate and told me I probably just had an anxiety attack. Except, I know what anxiety attacks feel like because I used to have them all the time. This felt absolutely nothing like that, especially since I wasn't anxious at all, like not even in the slightest.

I just found my EKG results and a few things concerned me that they never seemed to address. I had experienced similar symptoms since my hospital visit, but never went back because I didn't want to have to pay another $2,000 for them to tell me I was overreacting.

Can someone tell me if the results of this EKG is concerning enough for me to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist?


Vent. Rate - 109 bpm
PR intercal - 140 ms
QRS duration - 72 ms
QT/QTc - 314/422 ms
P-R-T axes - 37 36 17

Sinus tachycardia
Possible Left atrial enlargement
Cannot rule out anterior infarct, age undetermined
Abnormal ECG


I've never had any other health concerns before, so any help is appreciated!

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   Posted 5/11/2016 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry I can't. they are specific to each person. it would be negligent of a member to try and interpret them. take care. seek out a licensed cardiologist.
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   Posted 5/12/2016 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Marie, I'm no expert, but when I see the last line, "abnormal ECG" it's enough for me to say, as Turtle suggested, get thee to a Cardiologist and get a full work up.

ECG is just a snapshot in time of your heart rhythm. That's all it is. I'm guessing you need a full work up. Echocardiogram, stress test, etc. that will tell you more.

Btw, tachycardia is basically a fast heart rate.

Your nervousness alone, is enough to warrant seeing a cardio, so that even if there is nothing wrong, you will,have your concerns addressed and your fears allayed
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