A recent story on 19 Action News in Cleveland told the story of a 56 year old man that was diagnosed with a heart condition. He tells the story about visiting his doctor 6 years prior after feeling some abnormalities in his chest. One of the tests the doctor used was an EKG. This helped the doctor understand the man’s conditions and helped determine the course of action going forward. He was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and began appropriate treatment.
The man continues to live life to the fullest and do the things he wants to do. The EKG was instrumental in helping the doctor understand what was going on and to prescribe proper steps in order to help. The EKG test helped reveal the problem, yet it didn’t limit the outcome.
Don’t be afraid to have an EKG based on the fear of the results.
The link to the story can be found here.