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Inferior Q-wave on my pre-op EKG
While the vast majority of abnormal Q waves are due to myocardial infarction (MI), a significant number are due to other causes. It depends on how "big" the Q wave is.
If no serious heart disease is found and your heart function is OK, it is highly unlikely that your surgery gets canceled. However, a Roux-en-Y gastric Bypass is a big operation, and thus more likely to cause troubles if a person has Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Therefore it is wise, to get checked out beforehand!
Hope this helps,
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