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Suffering from chronic chest pains. Blood work, EKG done. Causes for abnormal EKG?

i am 17 and i went to the doctor this morning with chest pains ive had it for about 4 months but it just got a little tiny bit worse for 3 days now they did ekg and blood work and chest xray and everything came back fine so they sent me home 2/3 hrs after i left they called me adn said i had an abnormal EKG what could this mean ?
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
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I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your question with diligence.
This could mean they detected an abnormality in conduction of electrical impulse which makes your heart beat. The abnormality may be something you were born with. It is not possible for me to say what precisely it is. They would have given some name to it. Certainly, the hospital wants you to undergo a test like echocardiography to establish that structurally your heart is normal. When you are 17 and present with chest pain, first thing which comes to doctor's mind that in all probability he/she is not dealing with coronary artery disease. It is either a normal heart or some disease you were born with. Let the cardiologist examine you thoroughly and investigate you. On the face of it, it does not look that bad otherwise they would not have you sent you home. Good Luck.
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Dr Anil Grover
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Cardiologist Dr. Aslam Lalani's  Response
Hi Welcome to HCM ,
abnormal EKG means there could be many things ,
because EKG can detect many problem like problem related to heart rate , heart rhythm , any irregularity in rhythm , any ischemia , any electrolyte imbalance can also cause abnormal EKG ,
any chamber enlargement of heart , and many more information ,
i can guide you much batter way if i can see EKG or i have report in details ,
please consult your dsoctor and follow his advice ,
take care
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ilanchey's  Response
if you have rapid heart rate(pulse) associated with giddiness consult your cardiologist otherwise 4m duration of chest pain is noncardiac and it may be due to ulcer in stomach if u are irregular in diet pattern. take some antacids
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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