Poor R wave progression on my EKG

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Submitted by Dr T on June 19, 2013 – 12:21pm

Question: 
Dear Sirs my EKG says poor R wave progression borderline I was rushed to and echocardiogram which came out totally normal.  my dr says its age related  changes im 61 never had a problem what can I believe 146 rate 76 qt 372 qtch 400 qrsd 86 pqrst 56/69/58 degree  no one answers me they say don’t worry I am very nervous the tech ewas doing it wrong he made her do it again he says it came out the same twice.
Hi Michelle,
Poor R wave progression on your EKG could have meant you have had a heart attack in the past or long standing hypertension, none of which were proven when the echocardiogram was done. EKG Lead misplacement (frequently in obese women) is another cause. 
If you have a normal heart function and no cardiac risks, you have nothing to worry about. If not, you need to be checked for coronary artery disease. It sounds like you have nothing to worry about. Calculate your cardiac risks here.
Hope this helps,

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