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What does it mean when your EKG results are abnormal?

What does it mean when your EKG results are abnormal?

An EKG gives doctors an idea of how hard the heart is working in each specific area. An abnormal EKG result can be a sign that one region or section of the heart is larger or thicker than the others. A thickened heart could mean that the heart is working too hard to pump blood. This may be due to a congenital or acquired heart condition.

What to do if your EKG comes back abnormal?

It came back abnormal. Should I be going to a cardiologist for further testing? Yes, Ann, a cardiologist should interpret an abnormal EKG, a recording of the electrical activity of the heart, taking into account your overall health.

Can a heart attack cause an abnormal ECG?

A current, impending, or past heart attack may cause an abnormal ECG. An abnormal ECG may be the result of a congenital defect in the heart. An electrocardiogram can help diagnose heart abnormalities. Medical professionals can analyze ECG printouts to diagnose a variety of conditions.

What did the EKG say about my anxiety?

All the ekg said was “t wave abnormality (inversion) over the anteroseptal leads, impression-borderline abnormal ekg” but my cardiologist looked at my echo I had 2 months ago and said it was completely normal. He also compared this recent ekg to one I had last year (which turned out to be because of anxiety) and he said the tracing was the same.

What can cause an EKG reading to be abnormal?

An imbalance in electrolyte minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium may cause an abnormal EKG reading. Taking certain medications may cause abnormal EKG results. Some medications may cause an abnormal EKG reading.

It came back abnormal. Should I be going to a cardiologist for further testing? Yes, Ann, a cardiologist should interpret an abnormal EKG, a recording of the electrical activity of the heart, taking into account your overall health.

All the ekg said was “t wave abnormality (inversion) over the anteroseptal leads, impression-borderline abnormal ekg” but my cardiologist looked at my echo I had 2 months ago and said it was completely normal. He also compared this recent ekg to one I had last year (which turned out to be because of anxiety) and he said the tracing was the same.

How can an EKG tell if your heart is out of rhythm?

A person may physically feel changes in this rhythm, such as skipped heartbeats or feeling as though the heart is fluttering. An EKG will help doctors see how and where the heart is beating out of rhythm but will only be able to record the irregularity if it happens during the test.