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kayakingwoman posted:
I was born with a VSD which has remained unimpaired and last year I was informed I have a PFO also.

I have had alot of EKGs they usually show sinus tachycardia with frequent PVC's

Today I was given yet another EKG. I was dizzy short of breath and chest pain......Only todays EKG showed

A on demand pacemaker with old MI with ischemia and left ventricular hypertrophy

EXCEPT I have never had a heart attack nor do I have a Pacemaker.

I was sent home and told to follow up with my family doctor everything looked ok.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

A routine resting electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) is an "inexact science", a relatively low-sensitivity 2D recording of a dynamic 3D process, offering limited heart-diagnostics, and sometimes yields inconclusive or erroneous results.

HeartSite

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It is important to remember that EKGs are not 100% accurate. Normal recordings can be obtained in patients with significant heart disease , or some "abnormalities" may exist in the presence of a normal heart.

http://www.heartsite.com/html/ekg.html


Also, conditions such as a heart attack and/or ischemia can be confirmed or ruled out with the appropriate diagnostics as well as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).

Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent, such as a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI).

Best of luck down the road of life.

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