Heart & Cardiology/Delayed T wave

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Hi Doc and thanks for your time.
A few weeks ago I felt weird and went to Casualty with chest pains etc. The only thing they said they could find was a delayed T wave. is this something I should/could be doing anything about?
Kind Regards
Victoria

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Hi Victoria,
In absence of any other information this reading doesn't mean anything.
I assume they meant a long QT interval,very unlikely to be present in your case. Emotional stress or exercise that makes the heart beat fast tends to trigger abnormal heart rhythms if you have LQTS:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/long-qt-syndrome-lqts
T-wave inversions can range from a serious condition such as a heart attack due to coronary artery disease (CAD).
Check this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/coronary-artery-disease-women
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/heart-attack
http://www.cardiachealth.org/app/chest-pain.php
Check here to see whether you are at risk for heart disease:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/app/risk-assessment.php
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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