I have an abnormal ekg

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Submitted by Dr T on January 17, 2011 – 7:21pm

Question: 
i am 54 white female who just had a ekg done for a post surgery this friday the dr. said it came back abnormal. i do have a family history of heart disease. i take atenolol 50 mg i have no sypmtons should i be worried. i am now a mess

I assume you also had a pre-procedure EKG. If so, was there a change? All this means a follow up is necessary. This usually includes blood tests, a cardiac stress test, maybe a Holter monitor test and a cardiac ECHO.
You can read more here:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/general-tests
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/heart-disease-tes
If you know your blood pressure and cholesterol, you can calculate your risk for heart disease here:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/app/risk-assessment.php
Even all the tests come back negative, this might be a good time to see what you can do to improve your heart health:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-treatment/what-you-can-do
https://www.cardiachealth.org/patients/diet/heart-healthy-food
Hope this helps,
Dr T
https://www.cardiachealth.org/

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