Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
I had to have one too, I already knew I had a heart murmer but I needed one just in case. Be thankful that they found this issue, if it is just a murmer serious things can arise from something so simple, better to know than not! Good Luck! I had a bump in my road in October and am finally having my.
On Monday! Look forward to hearing about all your success, keep us posted on the ekg!..
I know it's frustrating, but to my mind, one of the advantages of having this.
Is that I seem to have gotten, in bits and pieces, a really good physical. When you are overweight it puts a strain on your heartand the surgeons and the anesthesiologists really want to know what they are dealing with so that if anything happens during the operation they can be prepared. Because of a previously diagnosed heart murmer, I had to have an EKG and a treadmill stress test. If you didn't have the stress test, that may what they want to look at. Better to find out now if there are problems..
I'll keep you in my thoughts as it looks like we are having.
About the same time. (i'm 2/11).
There are alot of factors which can cause an EKG not to be "normal", including mistakes by inexperienced techs. You won't find that in a cardiologist's office, so I am thinking you will get the all clear...
Don't give it too much thought at this point. Could be a lot of things and most would not preclude the GBS..
Because I've had a minor MI and have 4.
, cardiac clearance was also required for my GBS. Cardiologist insisted on a full stress test (nuclear imaging) and a sonogram..
It was the final step before GBS. But the stress test indicated a blockage and my GBS was put on hold while a cardiac cath was scheduled. As it turned out, the blockage was very minor - nothing life-threatening and it was corrected via simple.
As a side benefit, while they were in, they checked all four of my existing.
And it showed they were in good shape, with no re-stenosis (narrowing). My cardiologist then cleared me for GBS..
It all came out better then expected, but there was about a week and a half there where I was very depressed - not knowing if I had serious heart trouble, or if I would ever get the GBS..
Because GBS is such a serious.
, you absolutely WANT to know your heart is prepared BEFORE you go under the anethesia..
I know for certain, obviously, but I suspect that, at worst, it may delay your GBS a bit. I'd be surprised if it was more than that...
Errata above - should have read "I DONT know for certain, obviously...".
I hate typos that invert the meaning of a sentence. Argggg!..
I had to have a cardiac stress test, because when they did my EKG something wasn't right. I wish you the very best and we're waiting for you on the Loser's Bench!.
I also had to have the extra EKG's, 3 in all, at first they called and said they wanted my PCP to look it over and do another one just in case because they weren't sure if it was a glich on the paper. My PCP was out and another doc looked and called to say all was fine a few days later ( the waiting was hell ) then I thought all was ok my PCP came back and said no we need to get another this was the day before.
, she did it right there and read it and cleared me, I'm almost 4 weeks out..
My GBS doc was very good about finding these things out and getting clearance, he said no matter what he wants to know so if there was a possible problem he could be prepared in the operating room..
My thoughts of course are these are the types of things we are wanting to.
By having the.
So of course when you are getting ready and they say wait a minute your thoughts are did I wait to long to take care of myself?.
I have extensive heart issue in my immediate family so even though I was terrified at what they may find I'm so glad everything was tested and all went well..
Good Luck and let us know how you are doing...