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My ekg states possible inferior infarct, age undetermined

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my ekg states possible inferior infarct, age undetermined and Abnormal ECG. I was told normal EKG?? What does those 2 statements mean?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Diabetes medication. Yes, was at the hospital. Did see doctor?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: no not alergic to any medications. My diabetes medication is long
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I take doxepin for anxiety and insomina nightly
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

This may be automatic interpretation; possible inferior infarct, age undetermined and Abnormal ECG.

This needs confirmation by a doctor. An automatic interpretation may not be correct and needs substantiation by a specialist.

EKG has a sensitivity of around 95-87%, so there can be false positive interpretation. Many times doctors need additional tests like Troponin, AST, ALT, CPK-MB and colored doppler study if they have doubts with the EKG.

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