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How dangerous is left axis deviation?

How dangerous is left axis deviation?

Generally not: A left axis may be normal for you, or may indicate some thickening of your left ventricle. Check with your doc. An echocardiogram can usually rule out anything significant. ...Read more

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I had a ekg and it said it was abnormal because of a left axis deviation. what is that?

I had a ekg and it said it was abnormal because of a left axis deviation. what is that?

It's on it's side: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it means the the heart, electrically, is moved to the left. This can be from a big belly, a big heart (bad), electrical wiring that is running badly in the heart or parts of the heart have died off in the other areas (prev heart attack). Even the big belly increases surgical risk. ...Read more

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I just had a ecg and it said left axis deviation and a t wave abnormality. What does this mean?

I just had a ecg and it said left axis deviation and a t wave abnormality. What does this mean?

Understanding based: both heart anatomy & how the electrical stimulation spreads from cell-to-cell with the atria, then within the ventricles. Both terms relate to both the anatomy & electrical activity within the ventricles, both depolarization (left axis deviation) and then repolarization (T waves). Depolarization is delayed toward right vs. left side of ventricles. Repolarization pattern not normal; many reasons. ...Read more

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I have just done a ecg and it came back with a left axis deviation and t wave abnormality. What does that mean?

I have just done a ecg and it came back with a left axis deviation and t wave abnormality. What does that mean?

Left axis deviation: What that means is the doctor who was "caring" for you has not been very pleasant or helpful. Two things to do: 1: Please have your doctor explain all of the information to you. There is absolutely no reason why that did not happen already. 2: You can go online and look for several patient centered articles that will be helpful. ...Read more

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SINUS TACHYCARDIA RIGHT AXIS DEVIATION BORDERLINE NORMAL/ABNORMAL ?

SINUS TACHYCARDIA
RIGHT AXIS DEVIATION
BORDERLINE NORMAL/ABNORMAL ?

Further work up: You need further work up including at least a chest X ray and an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound). Your heart rate should not be so fast especially at rest, and a right axis is not the usual form. Important to exclude potentially dangerous conditions like a pulmonary embolus or other cardiac conditions. All the best to you! ...Read more

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What is left axis deviation and slow heart rate indicate?

What is left axis deviation and slow heart rate indicate?

Shift in elec signal: Left axis deviation means the average direction of the electricity in your heart is shifted a little to the left. This can be normal but often indicates an enlargement of the left side of your heart. Again often nothing to worry about. A slow heart rate can be from many things ranging from normal to damaged electrical circuits in the heart. Your doctor will be in best position to advise you. ...Read more