The prognostic significance of the type of first acute myocardial infarction (Q wave versus non-Q wave) and Q wave location (anterior versus inferoposterior). The distinction has implications: Patients with anterior wall acute myocardial infarction showing Q-wave regression had a trend towards a smaller amount of necrotic myocardium and a significantly larger amount of stunned myocardium.
My EKG indicated I had an MI with Q wave regression. Almost all of my damaged heart cells were revitalized from a hypokinesis heart wall to a normal functioning with therapy.
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thanks. will chase it up with my doc. the doc who did the test didn't really explain anything she said their were some abnormal q waves and that along with my family history, presenting history and lifestyle meant i had angina. i was only able to complete 60% (I think) of the test before I had to stop i have never had any serious illness and I'm afraid i switch off from it. now four years later and still taking meds i now have dozens of questions and all my doc says is "why can't you accept it"
Why don't you ask her if she would accept not being paid??? Sometimes doctors like this drive me up a wall! This is the first i have heard about the Q-wave in manner that ken has witten about. we were always taught to pay attention to the S-T segments as far as dealing with a heart attack. Sometimes the Q-wave will disappear into what is called a Delta Wave but it doesn't sound like what you are asking about. The delta wave deals with an accessory electrical tract that shouldn't be there.
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