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Doctor insights on: Atrial Tachycardia Vs Sinus Tachycardia Ecg

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What is the possible effect on a person having an ECG result sinus tachycardia with left atrial abnormality?

What is the possible effect on a person having an ECG result sinus tachycardia with left atrial abnormality?

Depends: The ekg is one piece of a puzzle. It is also a sensitive test that is sometimes wrong. Those findings may have little to no significance or may be meaningful when looked at in the context of your history. Talk with your doctor to see if further testing is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can innapropriate sinus tachycardia lead to atrial fibrillation got to go to hospital monday for ECG my heart rhythm gone from normal to abnormal?

Can innapropriate sinus tachycardia lead to atrial fibrillation got to go to hospital monday for ECG my heart rhythm gone from normal to abnormal?

Not usually: This would be a bit odd. Usually fibrillation is the result of age, drinking, and diseases which exhaust or stretch out the atria. Inappropriate sinus tach usually doesn't directly result in afib. When it went to "abnormal" are you sure that was to fib? Did they get an ekg? Could well be flutter too, which can occasionally be mistaken for fib. ...Read more

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Automatic atrial tachycardia with exercise? How do you differentiate from innapropriate sinus tachycardia? Which would be more likely in an athlete?

Automatic atrial tachycardia with exercise? How do you differentiate from innapropriate sinus tachycardia? Which would be more likely in an athlete?

Tachycardia: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia - elevated heart rate (HR) at rest > 100 sitting/standing. Athletes usually have a slow HR at rest. Atrial tachycardia/fibrillation/flutter with excessive HR more common in extreme athletes with exercise. Cause unclear - may be due to electrical changes from extreme endurance exercise to atrial electrical properties of the heart. More exercise not always better. ...Read more

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Are there any distinct differences between SVT and sinus tachycardia on an ecg?

Are there any distinct differences between SVT and sinus tachycardia on an ecg?

Yes: Generally speaking, it should not be too difficult for your doctor to differentiate between the two on your EKG. ...Read more

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My ECG report shows 'Sinus Tachycardia & RBBB'. Is that a serious problem?

My ECG report shows 'Sinus Tachycardia & RBBB'. Is that a serious problem?

Need more: Information s/t is hr > 100 so it could be 101 or 150 serious depends upon higher rate and if it is at rest and because it's always due to some underlying condition like fever dehydration heart disease so it is serious and be clarified by a cardiologist RBBB Not serious ...Read more

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My ECG says "normal variant of ECG" and sinus tachycardia. What does this mean?

You're normal!: It means that your heart rhythm is normal (sinus) but the rate is >100 (tachycardia). This is caused by non-cardiac issues like stress, anxiety, pain, fever, anemia (you mention menstruation) etc. "Normal variant" means that you're normal but we wouldn't choose your EKG to illustrate a medical textbook for students learning EKGs. Be well. ...Read more

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ECG reads " sinus tachycardia with occasional and consecutive premature ventricular complexes and fusion complexes. Abnormal ECG. What does this mean?

ECG reads " sinus tachycardia with occasional and consecutive premature ventricular complexes and fusion complexes. Abnormal ECG. What does this mean?

ECG: The ecg shows abnormal extra heart beats. This can be a variant of normal or due to various abnormalities. You should discuss this with your Doc who has a better idea of the possibilities in your situation. ...Read more

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Sinus tachycardia~t wave abnormality, consider inferior ischemia~abnormal ecg~when compared with ECG of 10-aug-2013 11:38, ~questionable change in qrs?

Sinus tachycardia~t wave abnormality, consider inferior ischemia~abnormal ecg~when compared with ECG of 10-aug-2013 11:38, ~questionable change in qrs?

Non-specific: You need a stress test. It appears that you've had one. If it's been >1 year, it should be repeated now and done with an imaging modality such as echo or nuclear perfusion imaging. A resting ekg is a notoriously inaccurate test, especially in middle-aged women. (that's not sexism, it's science). There are many (most) false positives. ...Read more

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I had an ECG that showed 1st degree AV block, sinus tachycardia, biatrial enlargement, and rightward axis. What does this mean?

I had an ECG that showed 1st degree AV block, sinus tachycardia, biatrial enlargement, and rightward axis. What does this mean?

Very complicated: Right axis has a number of causes. And some of them are serious. For someone on premarin (conjugated estrogens) over age 30 with sinus tachycardia and an ekg showing right axis deviation the most worrisome cause is a pulmonary embolism and an immediate er visit would be paramount. Symptoms would include shortness of breath. Chest pain. Leg pain or swelling and feelings of anxiety. ...Read more

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I did a kardia phone app ecg. I do them all the time. This time my heart was racing out of the blue. Kardiasaid its sinus tachycardia. I'm so worried.?

I did a kardia phone app ecg. I do them all the time. This time my heart was racing out of the blue. Kardiasaid its sinus tachycardia. I'm so worried.?

Self inflicted wound: If you don't know what you are looking why buy a program and cost headache and cost to yourself and your insurance co. By the way sinus tachycardia is normal. Please get advise from your family doc when you do these kind of practices. Little knowledge is not good ...Read more

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My ECG said sinus tachycardia with non specific st changes. Should I be worried.?

My ECG said sinus tachycardia with non specific st changes. Should I be worried.?

Not necessarily, but: Sinus tachycardia, or a fast, but normal heart beat, is not in itself a problem, but may be a sign of an underlying problem. If your echo (ultrasound of your heart) is normal, it is likely due to adrenaline surges. I think you asked about palpitations earlier, same answer. Limit simple carbs, exercise regularly and eat small meals frequently. Insulin resistance leads to coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Does Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome always show up on an ECG and can it be mistaken for sinus tachycardia?

Does Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome always show up on an ECG and can it be mistaken for sinus tachycardia?

WPW: WPW is defined on ECG but can be difficult to see. If the delta wave is hard to see, it can be interpreted as various forms of tachycardia. ...Read more

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All my ecgs show up right ventricular conduction delay, I also have innapropriate sinus tachycardia should I be worried?

Need the tracing: To more accurately comment on your ECG interpretations, it would be advantageous to obtain a copy of the actual tracing. ...Read more

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I have a problem in breathing. I take ecg test and the result is sinus tachycardia but the doctor I consult said its nothing.?

I have a problem in breathing. I take ecg test and the result is sinus tachycardia but the doctor I consult said its nothing.?

Multiple factors: Are involved in shortness of breath and tachycardia. Full cario-pulmonary tests such as echocardiogram, Pulmonary function tests, Lab test especially thyroid levels would be the recommendations. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Q waves leads II, III, v4, v5, v6. ECG reads LVH. Went on beta blockers for sinus tachycardia. Q waves no longer on ECG. What does this mean?

Q waves leads II, III, v4, v5, v6. ECG reads LVH. Went on beta blockers for sinus tachycardia. Q waves no longer on ECG. What does this mean?

It means that the: Quality of one or the other (or both) EKGs is not good. Most likely your body position changed (lying vs. Sitting) or leads were incorrectly placed. Heart rate could potentially make a difference as well. At your age it is not concerning in anyway and is most likely an artifact. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Are APPS for Afib detection with finger on light Abnormal Afib result of ShE 0.81 rMMSD 0.25 although at ER room ECG explained Sinus Tachycardia?

Are APPS for Afib detection with finger on light Abnormal Afib result of ShE 0.81 rMMSD 0.25 although at ER room ECG explained Sinus Tachycardia?

See cardiologist: If only sinus tachycardia found on ecg this is more definitive, noit a.fib., but see cardiologist to find out why sinus tachycardia ...Read more

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Is this normal qt interval 335 and qtc 435 and heart rate 104? Ecg showed sinus tachycardia,

Is this normal qt interval 335 and qtc 435 and heart rate 104? Ecg showed sinus tachycardia,

HR slightly fast: A hr of 104 at rest (sinus tach) is slightly higher than the normal range of hr's between 60-100 at rest. That said, there could be plenty of reasons that this coud happen (like anxiety, dehydration, caffeine, pain, etc). Also anemia, hyperthyroidism, breathing or pulmonary problems could result in physiologically appropriate faster hr's. Inappropriate sinus tach considered if no cause seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


Dr. Warren Foster
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Atrial Tachycardia (Definition)

Atrial tachycardia is a symptom in which a person's heart rate is faster than normal for his age or for the activity he is doing, and the electrical impulse for his heartbeats starts in the upper part of the heart (the atria). An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) ...Read more