If your ECG is normal , Can a heart attack still occur?
The my heart/chest hurts alot and its causing me so much pain.
I done a ECG yesterday and they said its normal
But can this be a heart attack?
- TedExLv 71 month ago
The Cadillac of diagnostic tools is the treadmill nuclear stress test. It is done while exercising, whereas with an EKG you are laying flat on your back.
Between the two is a echocardiogram, Has your doctor mentioned wither one to you.
Both the echocardiogram and stress test are very expensive. but can show things an EKG cannot
- JanetLv 72 months ago
Chest pain is not necessarily a heart attack. And my understanding is that heart attacks are shown on ECGs .. the cells affected by the heart attack die, and their non-function shows up in the ECG.
You have a doctor working with you on chest pain. Good. Keep at it until a solution is found. In fact, sometimes heartburn or gall bladder attacks can cause chest pain. It is not necessarily your heart.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The information given is not enough to say if a chest pain will be a heart attack or not.
If an ECG is normal yesterday, there is no reason it can turn abnormal within days, even hours or mins.
If you having chest pain -> seek medical attention immediately.
- TavyLv 72 months ago
Come on now, the answer is No your heart is fine.