daughter's EKG was abnormal
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|Thu, 08-12-2004 - 1:07am|
My daughter is 14 and she and her sister (both adopted so no biological connection) had a normal physical and the doctor ordered a base line blood test for them. Both girls had very high potassium levels. The blood tests came back from the lab on different days so my older daughter 16 was sent to the ER by her doctor. (I received the call to pick up her blood test and take her to the ER) Her potassium tested ok at the ER but she was referred to a specialist to be sure.
The next day my younger daughter's test came back with almost the same potassium reading and the doctor asked me to bring both girls in to have blood drawn again and to have an EKG. The potassium in both of their blood samples came out normal and it's assumed it was a lab error on the potassium tests. They are both being seen by specialists later this month to be sure.
Now my youngest daughter's EKG came out abnormal with the printout on the machine saying Sinus Rythm with PACs. Inferion and Anterior T wave changes may be myocardial ischemia. Unconfirmed diagnosis.
We were referred to a cardiologist who re did the EKG and it also showed these changes. I didn't see the printout so I don't know exactly what the machine said. At that point I was told by the cardiologist we should have an echocardiogram done and it has been scheduled for late September with a follow-up appointment with the cardiologist in early October. The doctor said I shouldn't worry (yea right) and that my daughter had no reason to restrict her activities including soccer. I asked the cardiologist what the worst thing it could be and I was told I didn't have to worry about that (but of course I am and I don't even know what worst is)My daughter has no symptoms and this EKG wouldn't have been done without that lab error.
I guess I just wanted to have someone to tell this to and ask if anyone has any insite into any of the things the EKG said.