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EKG of child showed non-specific st and t wave changes. History of high cholesterol and menstrual periods

my 15 year old daughter had a free heart screening recently. It involved an EKG and and Echo. The echo was normal, but the EKG revealed non-specific st and t wave changes. Other medical history involves high cholesterol and triglycerides as well as irregular menstrual periods . She is asymptomatic . Family history of high cholesterol. My husband had a heart attach at 41. She is not overweight. It was recommended that we follow up with a cardiologist and we are working on that though it has been a little difficult due to the holiday schedules and the weekend. I just learned this information on yesterday. Please advice. Should we go to the emergency room? She is asymptomatic.
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your question with diligence.
In presence of normal echocardiography, non specific ST T changes may not have any significance. I have not seen the EKG so I can not comment beyond that. High cholesterol and triglycerides in this age usually reflect wrong kind food intake. I would suggest that let you have a cardiology consult who after thorough medical examination and reading of EKG & echocardiography reports will be able to put lipid profile in prospective (for example she could be having familial hyperlipidemias) and suggest to you whether she needs any further consult with a gynecologist or dietary advice. Good Luck.
With Best Wishes

Dr Anil Grover
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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