Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
155 Doctors are Online

EKG showed abnormality, no smoking. No family history of heart problems. Should I be concerned?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Cardiologist, Interventional
Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 424 Questions
I just did an EKG for my Aviation job. I was told there was an abnormality and that I wasn't to do a stress EKG as they were worried about the danger (they were nurses, and I am in China). I am 42, in exec lent shape (workout 3-5 times a week) don't smoke and have never had any problems in over 20 years with my EKG's. I was hungry, and had had a couple of coffees 2 hours prior to the exam. I took a photo of the Cardio readout. Are they worried for nothing, or should I be concerned?
I did increase my exercise routine about a month before the check, regularly getting my heart rate up to around 160 bpm (although for short 20 second periods). I did rest without exercise for 4 to 5 days prior to the test. I have no family history whatsoever of any heart problems/disease. I eat very healthy. I am 175cm and 80kgs.
Posted Sat, 5 May 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol 10 hours later

Thanks for the query.

I did go through your ECG and it has changes which I would describe as IVCD (Interventricular conduction disturbance) of LBBB(Left bundle branch block) type and non specific or secondary ST-T changes. This finding can be normal or may represent an underlaying problem and considering your over all history it could be of no major consequence.

However before writting it off as normal, you need to get evuluated. First of all you need to get echocardiography done and if it does not so any major abnormality, than you need to get one three test done based on availability

1. Stress Echocardiography
2. Stress thallium or
3. CT Coronary angiogram, if report of them comes as normal then you have nothing to worry, if there are any abnormality than we need to take it forward with further evluation and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Please write back to me if you have additional concerns.

Wishing you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor