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Abnormal ECG concerns

Hi, I am concerned about my husbands abnormal ekg results.  He is 48 and has always been in good health.  A non smoker.  He has an ECG done once a year which is required for his job.  For the last seven years the results had always been the same:

Normal sinus rhythm
Left axis deviation
Inferior infarct
, age undetermined
Abnormal ECG

This year when he got his ECG these were the results:

Normal sinus rhythm
Left axis deviation
Inferior infarct
,age undetermined
Anterior infarct
T wave abnormally, consider lateral ischemia
Abnormal ECG

His Doctor that performs the ECG is a family practice Doctor not a cardiologist.  The Doctor marked his ECG
no change and clear him for his checkup.  My concern is the new items on his ECG.  His Doctor did not seam concerned.  Is it something we could be concerned about?
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All doctors learn some cardiology in med school, enough to spot big problems.  However, EKGS are notorious for false readings:  much depends on electrode placement, and there are other factors.

Frankly, when it comes to reading an iffy EKG, I'd recommend going to a trained cardiologist to get a very sophisticated opinion.
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