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Can Heartburn cause abnormal ECG report for a heart patient- age 61 male please help!!

Can Heartburn cause abnormal ECG report for a heart patient- age 61 male please help!!

No: heartburn symptoms will not affect your EKG tracing. If there is an abnormality on your EKG tracing you need to see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Went to general check up in that ECG report shown abnormal. Then doctor suggested me to go for 2d echo and TMT. I went for it 2d echo and TMT are normal. Can you tell me why the ECG got abnormal.

Went to general check up in that ECG report shown abnormal. Then doctor suggested me to go for 2d echo and TMT. I went for it 2d echo and TMT are normal. Can you tell me why the ECG got abnormal.

Abnormal ekg: Hard to say how it was abnormal without seeing it. Sounds like all the other major tests were normal. Follow up with your physician for confirmstion ...Read more

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My father age 60 years ECG reports shows that left anterior fascicular block, abnormal left axis deviation, is it dangerous????

My father age 60 years ECG reports shows that left anterior fascicular block, abnormal left axis deviation, is it dangerous????

Ekg: These findings aren't serious. I would watch for palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath with exertion as more serious signs of heart problems. see the doctor asap with any of those. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Saw my cardiologist. Told me ECG was fine. But the report: Normal synus rthm, possible left atrial enlarg., ST abnormal, possible digitalis effect. Abn. ECG?

Saw my cardiologist. Told me ECG was fine. But the report: Normal synus rthm, possible left atrial enlarg., ST abnormal, possible digitalis effect. Abn. ECG?

ECG- in context: The ECG needs to be taken in context of an individual situation. If one of the ECG waves is prolonged, the computer may raise concern of atrial enlarge., if another segment is lower or of a different shape, the computer may raise concerns for a medication (digitalis) effect. The computer does not know you. It just knows that if a calculation is seen, to print certain text. Your MD will correlate. ...Read more

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How to read the ECG report?

Tough question.: This topic does not lend itself to the limited space or time available here. Best to get someone local - maybe the doc who ordered it. ...Read more

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What can cause an abnormal ecg?

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

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What does LDAP on an ECG report mean?

LDAP: It is not an ecg term, it is a data management computer term. ...Read more

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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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Can you explain the different components of ECG report?

Can you explain the different components of ECG report?

A lot!: For a cardiologist, an EKG can give information about the rate, the rhythm, whether there are signs of a congenital abnormality, signs of a heart attach or blocked artery, the thickness of the heart muscle, previous heart attack, and more. In experienced hands, an EKG can tell an incredible amount of information. ...Read more

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Please explain why is computerised ECG report signed as unconfirmed report?

Unconfirmed report: An unconfirmed computerized report means that a licensed physician has not reviewed the study and signed off/confirmed the accuracy of the study and its interpretation. ...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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I'm getting an exercise ecg done and was wondering if being unfit and nervous will affect results negatively and look abnormal?

I'm getting an exercise ecg done and was wondering if being unfit and nervous will affect results negatively and look abnormal?

ECG: The professionals administering and interpreting the tests will take all of that into consideration. Feel free to tell them about your concerns. Peace and good health. ...Read more