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A 34-year-old female asked:

What does low voltage mean on an ekg?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
EKG low voltage: Low voltage means that what are called the qrs complexes are smaller than usual. There are many possible reasons, including a barrel chest, copd, cardiomyopathy, infiltrative diseases, severe hypothyroidism, pericardial effusion, obesity, to name a few. Sometimes no significant underlying reason is found. Discuss with your doctor for clarification of your particular situation.

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EKG : Low voltage is a variant of normal. It can be seen however in a lot of pathological states. Your doctor can advise you if it should be evaluated or not.
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Why did I have low voltage in precordial leads on ekg and never had it before?

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Last updated Nov 11, 2020


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