my brother who is just 25 yrs old has a problem of excessive nose bleeding...day or night he can start having the bleeding...recently he felt pain in his left arm...he went to the doctor and the doctor suggested him an ECG...later the ECG results were that my brother had suffered minor heart attack...can that be true??that because of the nose bleeding he can have a heart attack???wht shoul he do...plz help me out...
An EKG (ECG) is not a very good source to determine a heart attack. The sensitivity rating is very low for an EKG and requires further evidence such as an echocardiogram to determine if there is hypokinesis (heart wall contractility impairment) and other related signs and symptoms. A heart attack in the general meaning of the term would indicate some heart cell damage, and an echo would calculate how well the heart is pumping by determining how much blood is pumped with each heartbeat.
A nose bleed is not a sign of a heart attack! Your brother should get confirmation whether he had had a heart attack (MI) and the underlying cause diagnosed so it can be treated.
Thanks for sharing your brother's medical concern, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond. Take care,
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