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QUESTION: so i went to the ER with ST and Palpitations they ran 2 EKGS about 2 hours apart First says ST & T wave abnormality,Consider inferior ischemia...St &T wave abnormality,Consider anterolateral ischemia... and says unconfirmed but all my blood work came back normal but potassium was a tick low and i was dehydrated...the 2nd one says ST nonspecific T wave abnormality and they did another blood test and said all was fine i just had a echo done a few months back and they said that everything with my heart was normal had a holter i wore for 24 hours and they said my palpitations were also Benign so what does my ekgs mean now that im freaking out... does that mean that since the blood work came back normal that the first EKG was Wrong?

ANSWER: Hi Justin,
An EKG is just a test of that moment, neither right or wrong. Interpretation of all tests by your doctors determines whether you have a problem: in your case apparently not!
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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QUESTION: so i just had another ER visit cause my BP was 179 over 99 pulse 115 they did another EKG and it showed again ST & T wave abnormality,Consider inferior ischemia...St &T wave abnormality,Consider anterolateral ischemia...they only did 1 ekg this time and 1 blood draw all my blood work came back normal again...so this is the 2nd time i have had this on an EKG what does this mean???should i be worried cause if so i am!!!

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Hi Justin,

I recommend to ask your doctor to evaluate your cardiac risk factors such as smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and/or diabetes. I recommend appropriate tests including an exercise tress test that might lead to further treatment.

Dr T

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