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ECG Report shows some issue with T Wave. What is it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:just received my ECG Report
User:some issue with T Wave
User:what exactly is that?
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:I also wish to know the reason for getting the ECG?
User:routine checkup @ office
User:T Wave Inv. II, III, avf
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:There are different patterns of T wave; few are normal while few are abnormal.
Doctor:As such T wave inversion is an abnormal finding.
Doctor:when correlated with clinical pictures and the whole ECG.
User:shall i send you the scanned copy of the report?
Doctor:As such T inversions in 2, 3 and AVF can be an indication of past coronary artery disease.
User:reason to worry?
Doctor:If you can send me a scanned copy, that would be beneficial.
User:where to send it ?
Doctor:Please scan and send the report
Doctor:I shall await your mail.
Doctor:Please inform me once you have sent it.
User:sending it
User:2 mins
Doctor:Let me verify.
Doctor:Thanks for your patience.
Doctor:I was able to view the report sent.
Doctor:The ECG did reveal a minor T wave inversion in lead 2, 3 and AVF.
Doctor:Such changes are suggestive of old inferior wall coronary artery disease.
Doctor:It can be considered significant if you have a family history of heart disease, if you have symptoms of chest pain in the past, if you have history of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Doctor:In presence of these factors, you need to be evaluated further with threadmill / cardiac stress test and echocardiogram.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:I hope I have answered your query.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting.
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