Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

145 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What does an EKG referral of frequent PACs with possible anteroseptal infarct for a tachycardia patient mean ?

I am a 40 yr old female, 5 5 , 145 lbs. Tachycardia , (on Metoprolol 25 mg, 2x daily), just received EKG referral. Referral states: EKG shows frequent PACs with possible anteroseptal infarct . Also states to expedite referral due to diagnosis. I m kinda anxious...can someone please explain what all this means, and what I m to do while waiting for my appt? Thank you :) Lori K.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication
Lab Tests
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Lori,thanks for query.You must not wait for appointment.As per the report of ekg you are having premature beats and one of wall of your heart is not getting blood means heart attack.You need go to emergency if this is the case.do not waste time,go now.bye.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I am 2 1/2 years post surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation. The first 2 years, I did not have any episodes of arrhythmia. The last 5 months I have been experiencing many episodes of PACs and short (6-10 beats at a time) of atrial tachycardia daily (diagnosed with Holter monitor). I am on 10 mg of Propranolol 2x daily for tremor. Nightime is the worst--no matter how I try to relax, I feel the PACs and short bouts of tachycardia which in turn leads to many sleepless nights. Why did this occur after two years of a normal rhythm? and what does this mean as far as my cardiac health and future?

doctor1 MD

Hello I am a 45 year old black female, 5 4 , 105 lbs. Fairly healthy. I was admitted to the hospital in Feb 2012 for chest pain (I thought was anxiety). But was admitted because of Sinus Tachycardia . I just got my records and see on my ekg that it says : Sinus tachycardia/Possible Left Atrial enlargement/Anteroseptal infarct, age undetermined/ST & T wave abnormality, consider inferior ischemia/Abnormal ECG . What is all of this? I was released and felt fine since. Is there something really to worry about or was this something because the stress I was under?

doctor1 MD

I ve been having runs of tachycardia. When I visited my pain doctor, they mentioned that my heart rate was high. I started using my husband s oximmeter and found out my resting heart rate was not going below 90, even when I was sitting in a recliner with my feet propped up. Most of fhe time it between 95 and 98. After walking about 5 to 6 feet down the hall of my house it went to 140. I looked at my health record through the patient portal, and found that since last June of last yeart it had not been below 92 and most were between 95 to 100. My family doctor did an EKG and ordered a Holter monitor. He said the monitor showed runs of tachycardia. He tried to get the cardiologist to see me, but they didn t even respond for 2 weeks. On my return visit, the family doctor did another EKG, and then called the cardiologist to get them to work me in soon, which they refused. He said my resting heart rate was 120. He gave me a copy of the EK, and it says Inferior infarct - age undetermined. Low QRS Voiltage in precordial leads. Does that mean I ve had a heart attack?

Recent questions on  Cardiac arrhythmia

doctor1 MD

I am 34 years old....I smoke and drink lots of coffee...I know these are contributing factors to a higher heart rate...I also lead a pretty sedentary lifestyle...lately my resting heart rate is higher than it usually is....currently 95 BPM....should i be concerned and should I see a doctor?

doctor1 MD

Hi,I have had both atrial Fib & atrial flutter for approx 3 years.I have undergone cardioversion which lasted 2 weeks,then cardiac ablation which lasted 1 week.am awiting follow up in approx 5 weeks.Although symptoms are not as severe am still having palpitations,breathlessness,chest pain etc on average twice a week.I take warfarin and flecainide. Would it not make sense to fit me with a pacemaker as my quality of life feels poor and as a 57 yr old man i can t except that.Thanks Dave                                                                  

doctor1 MD

hi i am a 30 yr old female pulse rate is 79 blood pressure is 125/70 family history of heart disease. (grandmother on fathers side had 6 heart attacks last one large. my father had 2 heart attacks 1 when he was 41 then 11 months later the second which killed him) i was on duromine and had tachycardia my rate went up to 125 and blood pressure was up and had some palpitations which did not show up on ecg just wondering if i should wear a monitor for 24 hours. had blood test recently and my cholesterol is up.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 32 years of age and have had heart palpitations for many years. Today they were in a row, I am talking about 10 very hard ones against my chest without any rest in between. I have had a stress check done before and it all came out fine, however my heart rate at rest is a little high. Please let me know what why they happen in a row?

doctor1 MD

I have high blood pressure(165/110) and was put on Lisinoprin 3 weeks ago and it has come down about 30 points...however i have head aches and have shortness of breath . I wake up at night and feel like i'm not getting enough oxygen . I weigh 260...

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with attrial flutters ( arrhythmia ) and the cardiologist did a cardio version and a subsequent EKG showed the condition was corrected. The doctor has me on Xarelto and a beta blocker . I feel fine and I am wondering if I can drink...

doctor1 MD

My husband is 80 years old and has been diagnosed with congenial heart dease. His heart is only pumping half the speed of a normal heart beat. And now his lungs are filling with fluid. He also has Alzheimer's.