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31 y/o white female had a EKG done hr 83 the results stated abnormal EKG nonspecific t-wave abnormality. Was taken twice, what does that mean?

31 y/o white female had a EKG done hr 83 the results stated abnormal EKG nonspecific t-wave abnormality. Was taken twice, what does that mean?

Hard to say: Non specific t wave abnormalities can be associated with many different cardiac conditions both benign and more serious. They may also be present when nothing is wrong with the heart. That's why they are " nonspecific, ". ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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EKG showed abnormal inferior Q waves but my PCP says it's nothing to worry about. Any thoughts on that?

EKG showed abnormal inferior Q waves but my PCP says it's nothing to worry about. Any thoughts on that?

Electrocardiogram: Interpreting an EKG correctly is a tricky proposition and requires clinical correlation along with a physicians careful interpretation. The Q waves you speak of are likely a misinterpretation from the machine, rarely they can be indicative of heart disease. I don`t know the details of your case but would likely agree with your PCP. ...Read more

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Experienced breathlessness, s.tachycardia my dr did EKG and echo and found poor R wave abnormal septal motion what tests will a cardiologist do next?

Experienced breathlessness, s.tachycardia my dr did EKG and echo and found poor R wave abnormal septal motion what tests will a cardiologist do next?

Maybe a CT or MRI: The peoblem you mention suggest heart muscle damage which is very strange for a 19 year old. For an older person with risk factors for heart disease, a cardiac catheterization may be in order. For someone your age, an MRI or a cardiac CT may be diagnostic ...Read more

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40 y/o fm w slight chest paini had an EKG which read normal sinus n abnormal t wave. Echo n stress perfect. Should I still be worried. Why t wave abno?

40 y/o fm w slight chest paini had an EKG which read normal sinus n abnormal t wave. Echo n stress perfect. Should I still be worried. Why t wave abno?

Benign abnormality: T wave abnormalities are relatively common and very non-specific. Could just mean mild high blood pressure. If the echo and the stress test (i assume it was a walking stress test) were perfect, you should not be worried. Very small (almost no) chance that those 2 tests are wrong and ekg right. ...Read more

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EKG came back High Risk Operation. ST Elevation, consider early repolarization, pericarditis or injury. ST&T wave abnormal consider anterior ischemia?

EKG came back High Risk Operation. ST Elevation, consider early repolarization, pericarditis or injury. ST&T wave abnormal consider anterior ischemia?

Need further workup: Need to get evaluated for ischemic heart disease
myocardial perfusion scan if done and called for this ischemia, need to further evaluate with cardiac catheterization and or CTA of coronary vessels to clarify the abnormality especially if you are going for a surgical procedure ...Read more

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Doc won't send me to cardiologist unless my serum treponin is abnormal my EKG was borderline flat t-wave had it done for chest pain what should I do?

Agree with doc: But for a different reason which has nothing to do with troponin. The reason not to send you is that your ekg abnormality is very nonspecific and at your age there is very low likelihood of heart disease. Unless your symptoms strongly suggest heart disease you need reassurance. ...Read more

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I'm 25, had open heart surgery at 4 and my ekgs have abnormal t waves. 3+ doctors heard an arrhythmia and said not to worry. What should I do about it?

I'm 25, had open heart surgery at 4 and my ekgs have abnormal t waves. 3+ doctors heard an arrhythmia and said not to worry. What should I do about it?

Don't worry about it: You have by your own account over 3 doctors tell you not to worry about it. They have the advantage of knowing why you had surgery and what was done. Plus they can examine you & look at your heart with an echo etc. A t wave abnormality is fairly non specific. Same can be said for arrhythmias. Your doctors can take that info and apply it to the proper context. At some point you have to trust them. ...Read more

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Had abnormal EKG. T wave inversion in lead V1, V2 and V3. Mild mitral regurgitation. And they think right ventricular hypertrophy. Is this normal?

You answered that: You correctly described your ECG as abnormal, so, no it's not normal. The ecg changes you described don't necessarily mean RVH. And mild MR doesn't cause RVH so I wonder if you're a bit confused. If you had an echo and it didn't show RVH then you're done. Ask your provider to explain the findings. ...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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Would high calcium show up on an ecg? If so which wave would be abnormal?

Would high calcium show up on an ecg? If so which wave would be abnormal?

Can be: Hypercalcemia can be evident on ekgs. The most common wave morphology change is tall peaked t waves but there can also be wide qrs waves and flattened p waves. ...Read more

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Normal ECG with abnormal P waves doctors not worried don't understand it all?

P waves: The P wave reflects the area of your heart in which your heart beat arises - usually high in the right atrium. Abnormal P waves can indicate that your heart beat is arising in a different location, but as long as your heart rate is normal and the rest of the EKG is normal, this is not serious and often just a normal variation. ...Read more

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I have ECG conclusion all normal except for III avf abnormal t wave. What is this? Should I take cautions? Tks

I have ECG conclusion all normal except for III avf abnormal t wave. What is this? Should I take cautions? Tks

Abnormal T waves: Are not a sign of cad. During an acute coronary syndrome, an ECG may show peak t waves follow by st changes. I do not have your ECG to evaluate but I suspect are normal changes for you. If you are having symptoms like CP with activities a stress test will offer more definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ECG today showed pointed and long P waves and paramedics told me it was abnormal what would cause the P waves to be like this : (?

"p". ..?: Did the paramedics say "p" as in "papa" or "t" as in "tango"? Abnormal P waves can indicate an atrial abnormality, but the echo you list is far more accurate. Tall or "tented" T waves can be normal but can indicate elevated potassium. "Long" T waves (I suspect we'd call them "flat") are a non-specific change; abnormal but not diagnostic of anything. Hyperventilation (anxiety) can do it. ...Read more

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Abnormal ECG yesterday mon specific t wave repeat today rsr probable normal variant anterior t wave abnormality non specific please help I'm scared?

Nothing serious: The findings you describe in your ECG are both nonspecific. Such findings do not mean that there is anything wrong with your heart. "Nonspecific T wave changes" are frequently seen in normal people, and often disappear. They are sometimes due to electrolyte changes or other transient causes which do not amount to heart disease. Please do not worry. ...Read more

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I received a diagnosis of "Sinus Rhythm, T Wave Abnormality in anterior leads, borderline abnormal for age (29) and gender (F). Abnormal ECG. Worried?

Cardiologist: These T wave abnormalities are nonspecific and it's important to compare them to any prior EKG if one is available. If none are available the findings may not necessarily be due to any cardiac pathology and may even be a normal variant in a young woman. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate and examine you and recommend further testing like an echocardiogram if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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Which wave on an ECG shows low potassium? How would the wave be abnormal?

Which wave on an ECG shows low potassium? How would the wave be abnormal?

T and U: Some electrocardiographic findings associated with hypokalemia include flattened or inverted t waves, a u wave, st depression and a wide pr interval. ...Read more

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What would abnormal septal motion on an echo and poor R wave progression on an ECG for the same patient suggest?

Several things: Pulmonary hypertension in a young woman. Previous anteroseptal myocardial infarction in an older person. LBBB (left bundle branch block) if present, would account for both. Previous heart surgery could do this. A perfusion nuclear study would help to clarify this. ...Read more

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I have abnormal septal motion in left ventricle, EF 60-65% and normal valves. However I previously had an ECG with poor R wave progression. Causes?

Call Cardiologist: Septal wall motion abnormalities in a 19 year old typically speak to a congenital abnormality, not usually ischemic heart disease. You must be seeing a Cardiologist as it would be atypical that you have been told you have SWMA and PRWP. These questions are best answered by the professional that ordered and read your echocardiogram. If you have not seen a Cardiologist, please go see one right away ...Read more

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My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. I'm 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?

My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. I'm 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?

Abnormal Echo?: Abnormal septal motion can't be seen on EKG. Did you have an echocardiogram? If so, clarify that they've ruled out a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is a thickening of the heart muscle. Also clarify the type of "massive heart attack" your Father had, as the status of his condition will determine how hard of an investigation should be done to look for HCM. ...Read more