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A 37-year-old female asked:

What does elevated t waves on ecg mean?

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Dr. Behzad Pavri
Cardiac Electrophysiology 37 years experience
Please clarify quest: The ECG may show either "tall" or "peaked" t waves, or may show "elevated" st segments. The description of "elevated t waves" is incorrect. Elevated st segments can mean many things, but at age 37 without any symptoms, are probably benign. Peaked t waves can also reflect a variety of issues, or may be benign. Would need to see the patient and the ECG to know for sure.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

What is a t wave abnormality on an ecg?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
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Buy an ECG textbook: The deflections of the lines on an ECG are given names: the P wave is atrial depolarization, the next downward deflection is the q wave, then up is the R wave and down is s, which is ventricular depol., followed by a t wave which is ventricular repol. Usually t waves go the same direction as qrs, are assymtrical and of certain amplitude. Anything other than this can be "abnorm".
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A 37-year-old female asked:

What does an elevated t wave mean on an ecg? What conditions could it be?

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Dr. Holly Maes
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Many causes: Elevated t-waves can have a variety of causes. Heart conditions, such as poor blood flow through coronary arteries, can cause elevation. So can abnormalities of different chemistries in your body, for example, an elevated potasium level. Many of these things have many causes, so you need to work with your doctor to first find out what abnormality might be causing it, and then why you have that.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

What do flat t waves on ECG mean?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Nonspecific: There are many causes of flat t waves, the most serious of which is ischemia (impaired blood supply to heart muscle). However, it can also be caused by electrolyte disorders, certain medications, hypertension, and other conditions. Be sure to discuss with your physician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is a t-wave on an ECG?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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ECG: the T wave follows the QRS and represents repolarization of the ventricles j
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