What is the risk of a borderline EKG?

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Submitted by Dr T on June 23, 2011 – 8:59am

Question: 
Hi Dr T,
I had an EKG done. It said possible left atrial enlargement, incomplete rbbb, borderline ECG. My t waves were a bit elevated but wide, not narrow (i know sometimes t-waves can indicate serious heart issues). I also have epilepsy, which is controlled. But can have anxiety at times. I made an appointment with a cardiologist but that’s in three weeks. I get dull pain that’s intermittent over my heart, it doesn’t radiate and I don’t become short of breath. Any theories? Thanks.

There are a variety of possible reasons for your EKG changes, that include hypertension, obesity or a valve problem to name a few. You can read more here, but remember your EKG changes may not be anything that is clinically significant:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/is-left-atrial-enlargement-and-a-
To evaluate your EKG further, I’d probably recommend a cardiac ECHO:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/exercise-stress-t
If you have a high cholesterol, blood pressure or are overweight, you may be at risk for heart disease:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/your-cholesterol
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/hypertension
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/coronary-artery-disease
You can check whether you at risk here:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/risks-benefits/cardiovascular-risk
Hope this helps,
Dr T
https://www.cardiachealth.org/

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