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Can an EKG detect a heart problem, even if no symptoms..

Can an EKG detect a heart problem, even if no symptoms are present at the time of testing? I am 13 years old, and I was having some chest pains, so I went to a doctor. He checked it out and then sent me to get an EKG. I didn t have any pain while they were testing me, so could they be able to tell if something is wrong still?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi,thanks for query.EKG record the events occurring at the time of taking it.This irrespective of your complain.When ever the tracing is taken it can show if you have any problem though silent.If the ekg is normal and still you have pains then there likely possibility of some other problem.Do not worry ,do as advised.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Sat, 20 Aug 2011
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Yes, there is a way to show it. Last year, when I was 15, I had to get an EKG to see what was wrong with my heart, since I went to the hospital since I had a high heart rate (235 BPM according to the monitor that night). He was able to detect 1 abnormality to tell that I had an SVT, but I didn't have a high heart rate during the EKG. Most likely, if you have something wrong with your heart, it's genetic. If he finds something bad, he'll sent you to a heart specialist.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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