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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Ecg Examples

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What can cause an abnormal ecg?

What can cause an abnormal ecg?

Potentially : Many causes. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What are common causes of an abnormal ECG?

What are common causes of an abnormal ECG?

ECG: There are a myriad of causes of abnormal ECG tracings. Any cardiac abnormality that is signficant will usually cause some change in the ECG. Changes in blood chemistries can alter the ECG, high blood pressure, heart attack, lung diseases and a long list including things that really don't mean much but change the appearance of the ECG recording... ...Read more

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What does "*borderzone (abnormal) ecg*" mean?

ecg: Generally a 'borderline' abnormal ECG is one which has measurements which are very close to definitely abnormality. ...Read more

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What does it means to have a borderline abnormal ecg?

Ecg: Borderline abnormal means the ECG isn't definitely abnormal but doesn't quite look perfectly normal. ...Read more

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What do the U waves signify on ecg? Why is it abnormal for them to be prominent?

What do the U waves signify on ecg? Why is it abnormal for them to be prominent?

Low potassium: Prominent u waves can indicate a number of things: low potassium. High calcium, long qt syndrome, drug exposure to digoxin, or an over active thyroid. Also can be normal in young patients. ...Read more

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What does adnormal ecg, rbbb, possible lae means ?

Abnormal ECG: Right bundle branch block, possible left atrial enlargement. Review with the cardiologist for details. ...Read more