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Abnormal ECG
Hi. I am 59 years old and had two stents placed through angioplasty in 2004. I am also Diabetic amd take regular medicines for diabetics and blood pressure.

I got my ECG done on 13th July 2010 and it came out abnormal with the following statement. Can someone let me know what it may mean:

"Interpretation:
12SL - Interpretation:
Left axis deviation
Left ventricular hypertrophy with repolarization abnormality
Cannot rule out Septal infarct, age undetermined
Abnormal ECG"
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1124887 tn?1313758491
Hi,

You should possibly post this in the expert forum. There are no doctors on this forum.

I can try explaining this EKG, but you should ask a medical professional (I'm not).

Left axis deviation means you probably have an increased muscle mass in your left ventricle (left heart chamber). This causes the "average electrical current" move towards left. You're only slightly out of normal range, though. This (and a couple of other signs in your EKG) can explain why the EKG show "left ventricular hypertrophy". Hypertension support this diagnosis. You can get an echocardiography (ultrasound) to confirm or rule this out.

The "possible infarct" is most likely due to the so-called "Q waves" (downwards start of complex) found in lead V2 (showing electrical current over septum - middle of heart). Those interpretations are often wrong. Diagnosis can be confirmed or ruled out with echocardiography.

There are some so-called "ST-T changes" and repolarization abnormalities in your EKG (see V5-V6 where the area between QRS and T wave is somewhat lowered) and some of the T waves are inverted. This can be caused by a possible hypertrophy, but can have other causes as well.

It's a good idea to ask your doctor, and possible get the conditions examined, by an echocardiography or other tests. I cannot stress enough: I'm NOT a medical professional and my answers are NOT reliable. I really shouldn't answer this post at all. But since you posted the EKG in a no-doctor community I assume you wanted some opinions from us.

Good luck.
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