What Does an Abnormal EKG Reading Mean?

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The importance of healthy heart function cannot be overemphasized, so our physicians at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers offer multiple types of diagnostic assessments and heart testing. We strive to make these EKGs, stress tests, and other cardiac evaluations as accessible and stress-free as possible, so most can be administered when we see you, thanks to our in-house, on-site testing capabilities in Los Angeles, CA. Simply get in touch with us today to schedule a potentially life-saving EKG (or other diagnostic option) with Dr. Avi Ishaaya.

Should I seek an EKG?

Being proactive about cardiac care is invaluable for those who wish to keep their heart healthy and happy. Therefore, any individual can be a good candidate for our various testing techniques. However, we especially recommend getting in touch if you are over the age of 45 or have certain chronic conditions.

These chronic conditions may include high blood pressure, thyroid issues, obesity (or being overweight), sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome, or hormone imbalances. Lifestyle factors are also influential, and we recommend you see us at our Los Angeles, CA practice if you have a sedentary lifestyle, a less-than-ideal diet, smoke, or are routinely subjected to secondhand smoke.

Genetic predispositions are another significant consideration, and those with a family history of strokes, heart disease, or diabetes are advised to schedule regular appointments so we can assess cardiac function and detect any potential issues that may develop.

Pre-emptive treatment or lifestyle modifications can be key in helping you enjoy a longer, healthier, brighter future — and the first step toward a potentially life-changing wellness initiative is to pursue an EKG or other form of cardiac test.

What does an abnormal EKG reading mean?

An abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) reading can mean many things. It may be due to variations in a patient’s heart rhythms and does not necessarily have to be a cause for concern. However, an EKG is essential for detecting health-threatening abnormalities due to various factors like irregular function or structural issues, including defects or inadequacies in the heart’s shape, size, or individual features, such as a thickening of cardiac tissue.

An EKG can also reveal the electrical conductivity of the cardiac tissue, which may change and indicate that certain treatments may be necessary. Plus, regular testing can be a life-saving initiative because it allows us to detect medical emergencies, such as arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), that could have severe consequences without prompt, professional intervention. Or, of course, an EKG could also reveal no abnormalities and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

You can rest assured that our expert team will utilize decades of experience and expertise to provide a proper reading and diagnosis based on your EKG and personal criteria, including overall health, family histories, and lifestyle factors. Then, if necessary, we’ll devise the most effective treatment plan based on your unique needs.

Improve your heart health and happiness in Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Avi Ishaaya and our expert team take heart health seriously, and it’s easy to see why: it’s essential for overall wellness and can help you and your loved ones enjoy a long, healthy, happy life. One of the best ways to help yourself is to schedule an appointment at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, where our in-house testing methods can inform the most effective wellness strategies for your unique needs in Los Angeles, CA.

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