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I had an ekg yesterday after feeling a tight chest

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Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I had an ekg yesterday after feeling a tight chest pain and acid like stomach. it came back normal - much more likely it is acid reflux. today the doctor called and checked the ekg against one done 2 years prior to arm surgery and he said there were subtle changes. what does that mean? anxious
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Its probably mean minor changes related to age

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Its a general term, but not any medical term. He probably meant by subtle are some minor changes which are usually age related like change in the axis or minor conduction disturbances, nonspecific changes. Probably the changes are not significant, amounting to any ischaemic abnormalities.
However, you please upload the ecg here so that I can have a look and give better opinion. All the best.
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