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What does my EKG report suggest? What is Probable Left Atrial Abnormality?

I recently had an EKG and I don t quite understand the report. 83 Sinus Rhythm 723 Probable Left Atrial Abnormality 138 Consider Anteroseptal Infarct, age indeterm I am almost 73 years old, my previous ECG was in November 1997 Borderline ECG but Normal Confirmed I am a little bit concerned because my father had an Infarction Please help...Nicole
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Sinus rhythm is normal rhythm

Left Atrial (LA) abnormality – there are 4 chambers in the heart – upper and lower (atrium) / right and left (ventricle). LA abnormality means a change in the P wave – it may wider, double peaks and so on. It may mean defect in nerve conduction or enlargement of that chamber. Generally it is secondary to Left Ventricle (LV) changes.

Antero-Septal Infarct means a heart attack involving the muscle in the front of the heart.
It is pattern recognition – it can be from other reasons like heart muscle disease (Cardio Myopathy)

Age indeterminate means the timing of the changes can not be predicted – it may be old or recent.

This is computer interpretation.
It must be checked by the doctor.
You should see your doctor early – have a physical examination / repeat ECG / Lab test – cardiac markers / ECHOcardiogram.

After all, it is the patient we treat – not the ECG!

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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