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Old 09-09-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy heart prob/eating disorder

hi! i am 22yrs old and i have been suffering with an eating disorder for 7-8 years. i was recently in treatment for the 3rd time and im in the process of fully recovering. i was at the drs about a month ago and had an ekg done. he told me to go see a cardiologist to make sure everything was ok. he did not explain to me what the results meant. all i can remember is it said short pr intervals w/atrial rhythmm and right axis deviation. i went to see the cardiologist a week ago and he did an ekg. he said there were unspecified changes and he ordered a stress test and an echocardiagram. i had those done on friday. after the stress test the nurse told me it looked ok but i wouldn't have the results of the echo yet. my question is if the stress test was ok wouldn't the echo more than likely be ok too? im just a little nervous so if anyone has any info please let me know.

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Old 09-10-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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Actually, not really. Let me tell you though, ask your doctor to order you to get a stress echo-cardiogram and not just a regular echo-cardiogram.

The reason being is that anybody can have a normal reading with a regular echo-cardiogram but have that same person do a stress echo-cardiogram and the real actual results will be revealed.

Now as to your question about if your stress test comes out fine then will your echo-cardiogram come out fine is a whole different story because of the above fact that I just told you. A stress echo-cardiogram is more accurate than a regular echo-cardiogram. As a matter a fact, I think a stress echo-cardiogram is more accurate than a regular stress test too.

Old 09-10-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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thank you for your reply! my drs office called me today and told me they both turned out ok. i didn't mention having a stress echo done though...i guess i felt funny..i don't want to come on like im paranoid or something. do you think if he thought i needed one he would have ordered it? i never had any heart problems before but lately i have been getting chest pains and also one of the nurses at the eating disorder facility i was in suggested i see a cardiologist after reviewing an ekg i had done. i guess i was basically referred to one just to play it on the safe side because of the eating disorder and how it sometimes takes effect on your heart. thanks again for the reply and if you can think of anything else please let me know.

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Good luck.

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Old 09-11-2003, 07:49 PM   #5
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thanks again for the reply. so, what do you think i should do...just let it go or should i go for a second opinon or ask them to do a stress echo cardiagram? the nurse at my program seems to think i have heart muscle damage, but i think the cardiologist would know the best.

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