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Abnormal Ekg Reading
Yes: A large subdural hematoma with a lot of pressure can lead to effects on the heart which are manifest in the ekg. This has to do with changes in sympathetic tone as a result of the head injury. These usually resolve when the patient improves and the pressure has been removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes and no: An abnormal ECG may represent an inaccurate read, ie mistake or not overread by a competent cardiologist. An abnormal ECG may also represent a correct read which is a false positive, very common. In other words, an ECG is not the most sensitive or specific test, and the ECG reading could be correct but doesn't necessarily mean that the patient has this particular pathology, and vice versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was reading my drs bill... And i found out i had a nonspecific abnormal ekg.. He never told me about it...He say everithing was ok nothing to worry.
Talk to your doc!: Ask him about what you found on your bill, specifically what was nonspecifically abnormal on your ekg. ...Read more
The ECG read it boarder line and the Doctor say it is within normal limit and to neglect the EKG reading.which one I should believe ?
Doctor: Electrocardiograms take years of experience to interpret properly and even then there may be slight variables in each doctors assessment. With that being said, the doctor`s interpretation should be trusted. The computer makes broad generalizations and does not give conclusive results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if i had a normal EKG reading, but weeks after im still having chest pains should I worry about a heart attack?
Less likely: A nl ekg does not completely exclude active heart disease. If there are persistent symptoms cardiology eval with echo, stress test and cardiac enzymes may be in order. If these tests are neg and symptoms persist atrial of nsaids for costochondritismay be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My EKG reading was 54, could that be the beginning of bradychardia? My mom has a slow heart beat and a heart murmur. I'm concerned I will get a murmur
Bradycardia: Bradycardia in a person who is physically very active is normal. If you are performing aerobic exercise on a regular basis, do not worry about a heart rate of 54 bpm. A heart murmur can be benign, albeit if you develop it later in life, you need to be evaluated; however, there is very little correlation between bradycardia and a heart murmur (far-fetched correlations exist however). ...Read more
I weigh 251 I am 36 years old my EKG reading is 68 my heart rate is only 56 my chest is real tight hard to breath & my left arm aches what do I do?
Chest and arm pain: Best to get yourself to er or call for 911 for help. ...Read more
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