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what does long q waves me on a ekg mean?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: On an ecg there are Q waves and QT intervals. Q waves can mean scar in the heart, long QT interval can mean abnormal electrolyte concentrations or be caused by some drugs.
Answered on Sep 6, 2020
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