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Old 09-19-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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I have heart problems that run rapid in my family, so I am concerned w/an ECG report which I had done as a routine prior to surgery. Here is what it said:

**Age and gender specific ECG analysis**
Normal sinus rhythem w/ sinus arrhythmia
ST abnormality, possible digitalis effect
Abnormal ECG

Does that mean anything to anyone? I went to the Cardiologist several mo. ago due to palpitations and temporary blindness. He said my stress test and EKG were fine. I know well, though, how things can change. My 1st daughter saw her cardiologis who said her heart was fine and hadn't gotten any worse in the past 5 yrs....1 month later she had a massive haert attack. Then my 2nd daughter had a normal physical...and w/in the year she was diognosed with pulmonary stenosis (16 yrs old.).

Sorry for the lengnth...I'm just a bit anxious.

Thanks for any help,

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Help w/ECG Report, Please!

This doesnt mean anything, most EKG reports that come out of the computer have a list of number of things that could POSSIBLY be abnormal about the ekg just to help the doctor out a little bit. i went to the er which had said a left atrial hypertropthy right ventricular enlargement and normal sinus rythym but the doc said it was fine and my pcp said it was perfect, the only reason it lists some of these other things for me was becuase my heart rate was going at a 120 bpm from a panic attack! scary stuff. i had another ekg done because i requested one and my hr was at about 95 cuz i was nervous and the thing said right atrial enlargement but i knew this wasnt right and the doc said the ekg was perfect. i wouldnt worry bout ur ekg, especially if you were kinda hyped up about it before hand.

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Re: Help w/ECG Report, Please!

Quote: **Age and gender specific ECG analysis**
Normal sinus rhythem w/ sinus arrhythmia
ST abnormality, possible digitalis effect
Abnormal ECG

To give some perspective on the EKG output:
Arrhythmia is a fast and/or irregular heartbeat. ST identifies the area as lower heart chambers. The possibility of any problem may be due digitalis which is a powerful cardiac stimulant.

The doctor is relying on all tests, history, and interviews to make a diagnosis, and it is opinion there is no urgent/critical problem. Anxiety and effects of medication can't be ruled out in regard to the results of the EKG.

Old 09-20-2005, 11:14 PM   #4
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Re: Help w/ECG Report, Please!

If you are having a lot of anxiety over it, definitely give your doctor a call or go in to discuss it further. I just today discovered too that what is written on the EKG report (or in my case the event monitor report) is not necessarily a diagnosis, but possibilities. Mine came back (the event monitor) saying I was having sinus tachycardia up to 150 bpm all the time. So last week, when my doctor received this, she called me in and put me on a beta blocker. I had horrible side effects, went back in, explained to her that I was exercising sometimes when I called the events in and she said "well it is typed right here 'sinus tachycardia' so yes, you have that", then she sent me to a specialist today (a cardiologist specializing in EP stuff) who looked over it, interviewed me, took some more EKG samples from me, asked me about the times I called events in, and told me nothing looked abnormal at all. I told her what my doctor said and the cardiologist was surprised, and said, "yeah, your heart is going 150 bpm because you were JUMPING ROPE".

So, apparently the things an office types on the EKG report/output doesn't necessarily mean anything ... the correct diagnosis has a lot to do with what a cardiologist determines from talking with you, looking over your medical history, taking your specific circumstances into account, etc.

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