i went for preops today for gallbladder surgery next week. i am a 42 yo female who has been given repeated bad news for the last year. diagnosed with copd, high blood pressure and hep c. large gall stone with diseased gallbladder, gotta come out. they did the ekg as part of preop and the tech let me see it. basically i could only understand the english, Haha, premature atrial complexes but otherwise normal ekg. ran home looked up what this was and am now afraid their gonna tell me heart disease. i have always had some level of chest pain since i was a very young girl. but after the hbp diag. monitor it daily and have noticed a beat that it not in perfect rythym. obviously if this were of any comcern they wouldn't do the surgery. i don't want to have a heart attack on the table. just some laymen explanation would be appreciated.