Following acute stress I had severe chest pain right under the bottom of my breastbone last week and it got so bad was rushed from the library to A&E. Whist in the library the paramedic took an ECG and said the T waves showed a depression. My normally good blood pressure (120/67 the week before) was 160/103. I was so scared. In A&E another two ECGs were taken and they showed no T wave depression. The young doctor wasn't very helpful and simply said "it's the ones in here that are important, and they're fine". The terrible pain turned out to be a stomach thing due to acid and stress, my BP is back to normal. Can someone explain why I should get an abnormal ECG with the paramedic as I'm still no clearer and all I get told is " yes it was abnormal but the ones in A&E were fine". Really need an explanation please from someone in the know as the paramedic told me it could be due to ischaemia and in any case a lot of older people -- I'm 71 -- have this as it's just age". Thank you.
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