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A 66-year-old female asked:

what is the difference between a simple ecg and a more detailed one?

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Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 28 years experience
EKG: An EKG is always simple where electrodes are placed on patient chest and to identify the rhythm and heart rate. Not sure what you mean by detailed EKG?? Did you mean signal average EKG??

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A 43-year-old male asked:

What does ECG report saying t wave inversion in III & avf means.

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Nonspecific: The t wave is more commonly upright in those leads; when it is upside down (a negative deflection), it is inverted. T wave inversion in leads iii and avf can represent normal findings, but in the appropriate clinical setting, can indicate that further evaluation of the heart is needed.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Do any doctors in canada use the multifunction cardiogram. ? How would i find out? I need one !

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
MFC: Reviewing the literature on this interesting concept. It does not have a large amount of literature or penetration into mainstream medicine. It is an predictor of presence or absence of coronary artery obstruction with similar claimed sensitivity and specificity to tests in wider use. Should discuss with your doctor whether you need some form of testing for cad.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens if a doctor does not agree with an automated ECG in uk?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Trust the doctor : An automated ECG may overhead / over diagnose abnormalities. I would trust your doctor's reading. Good luck!.
A 32-year-old member asked:

If a doctor does not agree with an automated ecg, does he re do the ECG or just mark it as rejected or something?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
ECG : The official ECG reading is the one signed by the physician. The machine reading is a suggestion and must be accepted or corrected by physician.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What do you class as loose fitting clothes for a 24 hour ecg?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Holter: You want clothes that don't pull on the wires or cause traction on the electrodes.

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