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    ECG results scared

    Ok so today I went for an ECG. All of my previous ecgs have been absolutely normal and event monitor picked up multifocal ectopic a but nothing else and that was I think about six months ago.
    Today's printout says normal sinus rhythm but left axis deviation.
    I am terrified and sat here completely panicking until I can get to see my dr.
    I've been having terrifying breathing issues since I took some sertraline last week and it won't stop. When I get nervous the left of my chest starts burning and I feel like vomiting and I'm worried this is why there's an abnormality on my ECG.
    Please someone I don't know what to do I am so very scared.

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    Re: ECG results scared

    Will you be able to see your doctor today? LAD is quite a common ecg 'abnormality and doesn't necessarily indicate a cardiovascular condition. If it was anything serious they wouldn't have let you go home.

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    Yes I'm seeing them tonight but I am terrified. And can't understand how all my other fairly recent ones have been normal. Or told they were normal.

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    Plus all the symptoms I've had is leading me to believe I'm going to die soon

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    I'm praying to god it's just a computer reading like years ago when it said I had right ventricular hypertrophy but actually didn't. It was just the machine interpreting it.

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    [QUOTE I'm praying to god it's just a computer reading like years ago when it said I had right ventricular hypertrophy but actually didn't. It was just the machine interpreting it.[/QUOTE]

    That is what I meant when I said a common ECG abnormality. All of your other tests were fine so I am sure it is nothing to worry about.

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    Oh right I see! Oh my goodness. You meant it was a common thing the computer throws out, not a common abnormality with the heart?
    See how people don't interpret things right when they're not being rational!

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    Re: ECG results scared

    Yes that is what I meant

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    Well just to update you the dr looked at it and said it was normal. She said she didn't think I had LAD and the printout was normal, nothing more to do. So need to move on.

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    Why do the computers print these things out though? They must base their diagnosis on something :/

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