Are all abnormal ECGs indicative of heart disease

The Big Heart Disease Lie

Cardiovascular Disease Causes and Treatments

Get Instant Access

No. Just as some individuals are very tall, some individuals without real cardiac pathology have electrocardiogram (ECG) findings that deviate enough from the population mean to raise the question of heart disease. Careful history and physical examination may help identify individuals who truly have cardiac pathology. Noninvasive techniques such as echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may aid in separating patients with true structural heart disease from those with unusual variations who are abnormal only in a statistical sense.

Other findings such as right bundle-branch block (RBBB), are present in patients with heart disease but also occur frequently in patients who have no evidence of heart disease by history, physical examination, or echocardiography.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Your Heart and Nutrition

Your Heart and Nutrition

Prevention is better than a cure. Learn how to cherish your heart by taking the necessary means to keep it pumping healthily and steadily through your life.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment