Hello! I am new here and having a bad day. I am 40, overweight, high cholesterol, hypothyroid. I am scheduled for Sinus surgery next week Thursday. And today I get a call from my GP directing me to see a cardiologist because my pre-op ECG was abnormal. I am freaking out now because I fear this surgery is in jeopardy. Now I know from a gallbladder surgery in 2005, that apparently I have always had the same abnormalities appear on ECG's. But no one ever sent me for further testing. I have had 7 surgeries since 2002, with NO problems. I also suffer from abdominal adhesions, and am in pain management for it. The only thing I know from the ECG report is written: T wave abnormal, consider anterior ischemia. The numbers read.. Vent Rate 81, PR interval 204, QRS 82, QT 376, QTc 436, and PRT 55-28-42. I have never experienced any heart related problems. I do not have high blood pressure.. So now I am really afraid. I just wanted to get my sinus problems fixed, so I can stop being in a constant state of infection and facial pain and pressure. I try to be the best advocate for myself, trying to gain knowledge, but this has me really scared. So is it unrealistic to expect that I will be going forward with my scheduled surgery next Thursday. I am preparing myself for that let down, after preparing myself for yet another surgery. I just don't know. I have also copied all of my op reports so the cardio doc can see, I have had no previous issues with surgery.
I see alot of good information here, and have alot more reading to do. Forgive me for my chicken little syndrome, I am just trying to understand what it could mean.
Thank you for listening.