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A doctor at the hospital told me I have an abnormal borderline ekg. What is that?

A doctor at the hospital told me I have an abnormal borderline ekg. What is that?

Could be anything: It's like saying you have a borderline malfunction in your car - what does that mean? An ekg is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. It shows the heart's rhythm very well but beyond that, it can get fuzzy. Circulation insufficiency can cause abnormalities but so can disturbances of your potassium, magnesium, calcium, ph, temperature as well as many medicines and just aging. ...Read more

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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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I have an irregular heart beat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i eneded up in the hospital.....Yesterday i went to the doctor for a follow up and the doctor noticed that i had a irregular heart beat (as high as 141 bpms) so she ordered a ekg

I have an irregular heart beat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i eneded up in the hospital.....Yesterday i went to the doctor for a follow up and the doctor noticed that i had a irregular heart beat (as high as 141 bpms) so she ordered a ekg

Caffeine : Caffeine can increase heart rate and blood pressure a bit, but nowhere near as high as you've indicated. A heart rate of 141 and "skipped beats" sounds to me like new onset atrial fibrillation, which in turn could represent a small heart attack or other injury to your heart that happened during your COPD attack. It would be important to have this problem addressed, since atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots to form in the heart and these can then cause strokes. Also, it will be important to evaluate whether in fact you did have a heart attack, because that might predict more in the future. A. Fib can often be eliminated with medications or a procedure called cardioversion. If not, then you should probably be on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Having shoulder blade pain ,with pulpitations, went to the hospital a mth ago with the same issue, ECG was borderline abnormal, blood tests fine..

Having shoulder blade pain ,with pulpitations, went to the hospital a mth ago with the same issue, ECG was borderline abnormal, blood tests fine..

Cardiac follow up : Pain associated with palpitations and a "borderline abnormal" EKG would sure need fu to ensure you do not have a cardiac abnormality. There are certainly tests more send active than an EKG such as a stress test or a holter moniter. Please make sure you get follow up. ...Read more

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I just had a ecg today and it said on the sheet Sinus rhythm,left ventricular hypertrophy, ant/septal and lateral ST-T changes may be due to hypertrophy and/or ischemia, abnormal ecg. my doctor told me my heart was ok! I had a quad by pass 1 year ago als

ABN ECG after Bypass: Doctor prob means there's no ECG changes from a year ago. ECG was prob abn before Bypass, & worse after. Important questions are answered on Stress test & Echo, & not unreasonable to have a year after Bypass. Important questions are whether you experience unexplained breath shortness or chest/arm discomfort w exertion. Once an ECG is abnormal one can only compare with previous ones(weak test) ...Read more

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My QT/QTc interval on EKG was 400/461 (borderline norm.). Spent night in hospital on continuous h. monitor on which QTc was between 460 and 560. Why?

My QT/QTc interval on EKG was 400/461 (borderline norm.). Spent night in hospital on continuous h. monitor on which QTc was between 460 and 560. Why?

Simple question but: answer as complicated as heart is & heart under split second control from brain/mind 24/7. Study both: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiKgDOXlPfk and Google: "causes of long QT syndrome", for an introduction to the issues, potential complications & promoted treatments. ...Read more

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I have a 16 year son who has autism, he had abnormal EKG but refuse to get further testing. He had a big outburst at the hospital snd became violent.

I have a 16 year son who has autism, he had abnormal EKG but refuse to get further testing.  He had a big outburst at the hospital snd became violent.

He needs to see an: Adolescent psychiatrist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician for medications approved by his cardiologist to address his aggressive behaviors, which are probably anxiety-based. Our pediatric cardiologists do a short-term admission to use Ativan (lorazepam) or conscious sedation safely while obtaining an echocardiogram & all other further studies that are needed. His behavior can't preclude medical care. ...Read more

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