I went in for a regular physical, and since I'm over 35, part of the physical was to get an EKG. I was surprised when the results were abnormal. The results said "Negative T-Waves: Anterior Ischemia." My doctor asked me if I had ever had a heart attack. Of course, I said no. I went in for a check up because I've been experiencing shortness of breath, even with the smallest exertion. I noticed it when I went to pick up my daughter and couldn't even talk after walking from my car to her front door. I also lose my breath sometimes just from talking. Now, I'm very out of shape, but not particularly overweight. I'm 37. Heart disease runs on both side of the family, though only for older family members.
Anyway, doctor ordered a Cardiopulminary Metabolic Excersize Test with Stress Echocardiogram (sp?). But I am worried. Does anyone have any idea about the false positive rate of EKGs for this "disorder?" I want to know what to expect, as I've been freaking out.
Any advice is welcome! Thanks!!