Q. Can ECG detect a pulmonary disease in a cardiac patient?

Answered by
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 16, 2022

Hi doctor,

My aunt has a cardiac problem, and I took her to the ER last week because she was having breathing difficulties. The doctor suggested an ECG and a few tests. However, the doctor later told her that she had some pulmonary disease and she needed to take treatment for the same. Can pulmonary disease be detected on an ECG? Is the diagnosis correct? What is the best medicine for a cardiac patient with pulmonary disease? Can cardiac problems give her breathing issues? Kindly help me.



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Thank you for contacting us. This is strange. To diagnose pulmonary disease, you must get a chest X-ray, CT (computed tomography) thorax, and pulmonary function test. It will be of great help if you can send me pictures of her ECG (electrocardiogram). I will be happy to help you further.

I wish good health to your aunt. Take care.

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