What do my EKG test results indicate?
there is a chance that a silent MI occurred
The idea of an infarct would alarm most if not all persons, so your worry is understandable..
The qt interval is somewhat based on the heart rate but the normal range is 350 to 440, this range can vary slightly at different institutions.
A prolonged qt interval can sometimes be associated with an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) - this means one that very recently occurred.
It is possible since that you may have experienced a silent MI at some point but the exact time would be unclear.
This does not mean that you will get another prior to your visit to your doctor.
Treatment of a person with a heart attack mainly consists of controlling risk factors to prevent another stroke
A lot or all of these you may be doing already.
This means :(1) taking aspirin,
(2)controlling your blood pressure so that it is within normal range,
(3)normal blood sugars,
(6)appropriate physical activity, weight loss of any excess weight
(7)medications such as ace inhibitors or arb meds have been shown to be helpful in heart disease eg lisinopril. ramipril, enalapril, telmisartan, valsartan etc
These are the main measures that your doctor would employ when you see him/her
In addition , an echo to check the present function of the heart may be requested. This would be to make sure that the walls are pumping well
Even if you had a heart attack at some point, it does not mean that you will get another if you are able to control the risks well.
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