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Old 06-23-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Default ecg results

My Dr. is not the most knowledgeable Dr. out there. She said there was somthing abnormal in my ECG but does not think its serious. In the report it said something about persistent juvenile pattern. Anyone know what this means. She didn't and is now sending me for a stress test.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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is the ecg what we call an EKG? If so, a cardiologist is the one who should be making a diagnosis.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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Yes its the same thing. I asked her to send me to a cardiologist but she said I would have to have a stress test first.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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persistent juvenile pattern refers to your t waves being upside down on a couple of the leads...which can be an entirely normal (and not uncommon) finding. however, inverted t waves can also be the sign of other issues, so she is wise to send you to a cardiologist, and its fairly routine for you to have the stress test prior to this, so the cardiologist is able to review these results with you at your consultation.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Wouldn't I have some symptoms if this was something serious? I am 35 years old. Thanks for the replies
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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not necessarily, no.

that said, the fact that you don't is very encouraging.

i don't think the ecg result is especially concerning, and is most likely an incidental finding, but it is definitely worth further investigation, and a specialist consultation. i would try not to worry unduly about it, and you should look forward to a clean bill of cardiac health after your visit to the cardiologist.

the stress test is nothing to be concerned about, is non-invasive, and will take about half an hour of your time. the cardiology consult will take significantly less. not too much trouble for peace of mind, i think.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Thank-you
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