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Concerned about T wave change in ECG - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   My EKG says: Sinus Rhythm with sinus arrhythmia, non specific T Wave Abnormality, Abnormal ECG. What does this mean?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
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Your heart is
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beating with a normal rhythm
User :   so abnormal means normal?
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but there is some abnormality with
User :   but the doctor who did it never said anything. should I be worried or get a second opinion?
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a component
User :   a component what?
Doctor :  
T wave, abnormality has various reasons
User :   and should I be worried about any of the reasons?
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some are even due to normal physiological changes
User :   changes like what?
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You said that the Doctor who
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read your ECG
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said nothing in this regard?
User :   no, not a word.
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Usually what Docs have to do is
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to correlate the test findings
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with the physical examination findings
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So I guess this Doc of yours
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did not find anything significant in the physical exxamination
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May I know your age?
Doctor :  
Female right?
User :   there was no real physical exam, I am scheduled for surgery and this was required as pre op along with blood draws and a chest x-ray. I am 52 and yes, female
Doctor :  
What surgery?
User :   gastric by pass
Doctor :  
So this was a routine pre op test
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User :   yes
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You have been cleared for the surgery right?
User :   yes, he has not gotten the results of this yet as it was just done yesterday and he is in another town
Doctor :  
Interpreting these test &
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clearing you for surgery is not the surgeons job
Doctor :   the anesthetist does this
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As for the operating surgeon, he just handles the blade smoothly
User :   oh ok, I did not know this. The surgeon's office should have all the tests next week sometime
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So in case the anesthetist has seen your reports
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& cleared you for surgery
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that means you have nothing to worry
User :   ok thank you
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Did you follow what I said?
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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