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A 42-year-old female asked:

In several ecg the machine have interpreted "horizontal axis" (ca. p 62, qrs -13, t 50). what can be the cause?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
ECG: This is the net direction of electrical flow and can be influenced by body habitus. Are you short and wide? Do you have a large belly? This pattern is not necessarily caused by heart problems and often as I mentioned is just related to the way you are shaped. It is often seen in pregnant women.
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