Submitted by Dr T on October 14, 2012 – 10:02am
Early repolarization is not an uncommon finding on EKG, occurring quite rarely (in 2% to 5% of the population), often in men, young adults, blacks, and athletes. Although most often benign, SOME forms of early repolarization may be potentially cause dangerous arrhythmias. If ECG findings of early repolarization are “localized to the inferolateral leads”, causes that include the long-QT syndrome, the short-QT syndrome, the Brugada syndrome, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia need to be excluded.
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Early repolarization on your EKG may also indicate that you may be at risk for Coronary Artery Disease (unlikely at your age). You can click here to calculate your risk for heart disease.
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