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Not always: Sometimes an ekg can't detect an arrhythmia. A patient must be experiencing the rhythm disturbance when the ekg is performed. There are other methods to detect arrhythmias such as a holter monitor or an event monitor. Check with your primary provider if your condition warrants this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more
What arrhythmias cause brief tachy? HR goes to 160 when sitting, gradually decreases to baseline within 3-5 min. Beats are regular. Echo/EKG normal.
No: Sinus arrythmias are very common, especially among younger people. They can be exacerbated by caffeine, strenuous exercise, drug use, even alcohol use. Check with your doctor to verify that your arrythmia doesn't also have any variations on the other elements of your electricl acticity of the heart. Your doctor will understand this. But you need to verify that there is nothing else going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have my 12 lead EKG result showing sinus rhythm with sinus arrhythmia and non specific t wave change. My qrs is 112ms and qt 586ms with 85 beat/sec.?
PVCs are Arrhythmia: The likely answer is that your doctors are attempting to keep down the number of pvcs you're having. The level of success with such strategies varies from person to person. Our understanding of pvcs continues to evolve, but in very high numbers, they can lead to heart dysfunction and require specific interventions. An electrophysiologist may be able to "ablate" the pvcs and get you off meds. ...Read more
VentricularArrythmia: A ventricular arrhythmia would be picked up on an ekg if it occurred while the tracing was being recorded. If the arrhythmia was intermittent it might be missed, in which case a holter monitor recording (sort of a continuous ekg) would be necessary. A ventricular arrhythmia would not be detected by an x-ray. ...Read more
Would a stress test, echocardiogram, or an EKG detect if you have an arrhythmia if they aren't looking?
Im 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 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
Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more
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