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Adnormal EKG reading in children

My daughter is 14 and we just recently discovered that she had an adnormal ekg reading. She was referred to an Heart Specialist.  Is that a major sign of some sort of heart disease?  She is a cheerleader and will she have to stop cheering? Can it be life threaten or she can have a normal and healthy life?
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1685247 tn?1305573085
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Those are all very valid questions and concerns. There are thousands of different types of abnormalities that could possibly be seen on EKG. Some are of little or no significance, others may possibly be life threatening. Your daughter should seen the heart specialist. Without more information and possibly additional testing, there is no way to accurately answer your questions about your daughter's condition.
1124887 tn?1313758491
Hello. Just a tip before the doctors answer: Try to specify what abnormality/abnormalities the EKG revealed. If you have a print of the EKG, scan and upload it and link it. EKG's are quite visual, and it's amazing what cardiologists can see from an EKG.

Preferably scan it and paste a link. If you can't, try to describe what was wrong. I think the doctors are able to provide a better answer if you do.

Just a final comment: Automatic EKG interpretations are often wrong when stamping the "abnormal EKG". A lot of common and benign conditions may mimic the ones causing "abnormal" EKGs (happened to me a lot of times). But a cardiologist needs to see the EKG to tell you for sure. My cardiologist just laughed when the EKG told I had an infarct at age 24.
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