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A 33-year-old male asked:

what is the 12. lead ecg?

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tool: That allows a physician to look at the electrical activity traveling within the heart from 12 different angles.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 years experience
ECG: It stands for electrocardiogram. It is used to measure the movement of electrical signals in the heart. When working appropriately, this enables your heart to beat and pump blood to the rest of the body. When the heart is damaged or the electrical system is malfunctioning, ECG can pick up changes.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Probably not: By definition, a "significant" Q wave must be > than 40 msec in duration or > than 25-33% (depends on the reference) of the R wave height. Even by that criteria, many electrocardigraphically significant Q waves are seen in people with normal cardiac echo's and mri's.
A 27-year-old female asked:

What is the indication for having a flat t wave in 12 lead ecg?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
T Wave flattening : In the absence of clinical history or symptoms, t wave abnormalities such as flattened t waves are nonspecific. They may be seen in healthy individuals, leading to mistaken diagnosis of heart disease. Pathological causes are many & include myocardial ischemia, electrolyte abnormality, stroke, anticancer medications, and even with fever and after eating. Your dr, will tell you more.
Israel
A 52-year-old male asked:

I was offered to purchase a personal full 12 lead ECG device that works with my iphone and send ECG by email to a doc. Would your recommend it?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
More information : Most citizens have no need for a home ECG machine that transmits to a doc. If your clinical condition is such that you ECG is likely or expected to change, and early recognition is important, then this may be a good investment for you.
United Kingdom
A 27-year-old male asked:

Would over 10 12-lead ecgs and 4 48 hour ecgs rule out long qt syndromes and other channelopathies?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: YES. That is ruled out.
Mechanicsburg, PA
A 31-year-old male asked:

Is a portable 1 lead ECG accurate to diagnose Arrhythmias? Or do I need a 12 lead?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Lead lead: If the printout or image of the recording in limb lead 1 is technically good without wandering baseline or other artefact and shows enough complexes(beats), it should be sufficient to diagnose many arrhythmias. Complex arrhythmias often are better identified when multiple leads are scrutinized, however.

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