I RECENTLY HAD AN ECG DONE AND IT CAME BACK THAT I HAD HAD A SEPTAL INFARCT. EXCACTLY WHAT IS THAT? DO I NEED TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST? MY PCP DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. I POINTED OUT THE RESULTS OF THE TEST AND ALL SHE SAID WAS THAT I HAD A HEART ATTACK SOMETIME. ALSO, I HAVE COPD.
EKGs are a good screening test. Septal MIs or heart attacks are not always actually the remnants of an old heart attack. It often has to do with EKG lead position or rotation of the heart. It is possible that you had a septal heart attack, but further test are required to determine that. If there are any questions as to whether you had a heart attack, it is probably a good idea to see a cardiologist.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.