A member asked:

Resting ecg shows narrow and fairly deep inferior q waves but stress test is normal. what does this mean?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Samuel Hahn answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Q waves may indicate previous scarring from infarction or other process or may be completely normal or from a conduction abnormality (hemiblock or accessory pathway). Was the stress test with imaging? If the imaging was normal and the ECG is otherwise normal, the Q waves are probably meaningless.

Answered Dec 10, 2017


Dr. George Mathew answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Deep narrow q wave in the inferior leads may be due to diaphragmatic motion!

Answered Dec 4, 2012


Dr. Volkan Tuzcu answered

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology

Sometimes thickening of heart muscle is a reason , a lot of times considered normal , best to ask your doc or consult one of us

Answered Jul 12, 2015



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