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Abnormal EKG

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Cherdonnay, Feb 15, 2017 at 8:05 AM.

  1. Cherdonnay

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    My R THR is scheduled for March 7th. Coming up soon. I had my pre op ekg tests done last week. The ekg had something abnormal on it. Now I have a nuclear stress test on this Monday. I'm glad they are doing the best to keep me safe but it will be a let down if I have to cancel because we all know we invest a lot emotionally to get prepared for this THR. I totally want my safety first but to think I might end up with a different kind of surgery to fix my heart instead of my hip, will be a downer. I do trust in my Lord to take care of me. He knows what is best.
    Has this happened to anyone else




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    @Cherdonnay so sorry you are going through the added stress of abnormal test results. As you say - it's good they are checking everything before you go through major surgery. An abnormal EKG does not necessarily mean you will need any heart procedure. But let's wait and see the results on Monday. At least you do have time between now and your up date.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated!
     
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    Sending positive thoughts your way so that the results of the scan on Monday do not require you to postpone your hip surgery and something just funky on the ekg but not real. :console2:
     
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    A great number of patients get these alarms but more often than not they turn out to be false positives.
    But much better to be scanned than risk going under an anaesthetic not knowing!
     
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    Jo's right. Please try not to worry about this. I know that's easier said than done. I hope things turn out okay.
     
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    Sending you positive vibes too, I hope you ace that stress test :)
     
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    As the others have said it is possible for an EKG to show a problem when there might not be one there at all. It's better having the stress test as that will give the doctors a true picture of your heart's health. Sending prayers that your test shows no problems.
     
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    Your post made me remember that I had an abnormal EKG over 10 years ago. I had it checked out and the Cardiologist said it was not hing to worry about. The squiggle that the EKG machine doesn't like is still there.
    I'm going to get on top of this before the pre-op check and seek a Cardiologists opinion.
    I hope that yours turns out to be a non-issue and your surgery occurs as planned.
     

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