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Does Having Dyspnea Require Consultation With A Cardiologist?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: I have been having dyspnea, low energy for the past 6 months. My last ECG showed normal sinus rhythm low voltage QRS Borderline ECG. Should I see a cardiologist?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I reviewed carefully your uploaded ECG and would explain that in general it seems normal, besides a low QRS voltage and right- shifted QRS axis in the horizontal plane.

These ECG findings could be related to different possible causes: obesity, lung disorders, thyroid dysfunction, etc..

Coming to this point, I would recommend performing some tests:

- a cardiac ultrasound
- a chest X Ray study and pulmonary function tests
- complete blood count
- fasting glucose
- arterial blood gas analysis
- thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction.

So, consulting with your cardiologist is necessary to perform a cardiac ultrasound and exclude any cardiac issues.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr.Iliri
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Does Having Dyspnea Require Consultation With A Cardiologist?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! I reviewed carefully your uploaded ECG and would explain that in general it seems normal, besides a low QRS voltage and right- shifted QRS axis in the horizontal plane. These ECG findings could be related to different possible causes: obesity, lung disorders, thyroid dysfunction, etc.. Coming to this point, I would recommend performing some tests: - a cardiac ultrasound - a chest X Ray study and pulmonary function tests - complete blood count - fasting glucose - arterial blood gas analysis - thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction. So, consulting with your cardiologist is necessary to perform a cardiac ultrasound and exclude any cardiac issues. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr.Iliri