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I have angina and I've just had an ECG.

Tags: angina , heart

I have angina and I've just had an ECG. When my new GP looked and said it looked as though I had a history of heart attacks, but I haven't.

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The answer

Without seeing the ECG it is hard to answer this question except to say that although ECGs are still an extremely useful diagnostic test they, like all tests, are not always totally to be relied upon. Also it is possible to have had a small heart attack in the past and not have known it or thought at the time that it was severe indigestion. I suggest you go back to your GP and if necessary ask for a repeat of your ECG or a further opinion.

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