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Cardiac Ekg Strips
Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!
Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...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
ECG : The strip recorder is the printer for the monitor. ...Read more
If I had a 2 normal EKG and 2 normal cardiac enzmes..... How often should i have both checked to make sure nothing has changed?
Tests: Without more information about you and why you had cardiac testing, reasonable advice isn't possible. You should always ask the Doc who is evaluating you for an explanation of what is going on with you and why and what you should do for the future. ...Read more
Been having some neck, shouder, chest area pain. Had 2 Ekgs and all Cardiac enzmes ok, What else should I look at? 43 yr old female
Check alignment: you might have some malignment of your head and neck resulting in some tension in the neck area. If you have a posture where your head is usually forwards this can cause strain all over that area. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
41 yr old female, had an EKG and cardiac bw done 2 weeks ago, both normal. Still have same symptoms should I except that it is stress this soon after?
No: You should seek an alternative explanation for your symptoms. The universe of pathology is not just limited to heart disease and stress. If you're not feeling well, you should seek further attention from your personal physician. He/she may be under the incorrect impression that you're "all better." ...Read more
Probably : No need to do anything. Sounds like the cst was a false positive. Your doctor should go over this with you. ...Read more
Male 56. Normal cardiac exam. Normal EKG but left axis deviation. I'm sure I do not have LVH. What can cause this finding?
Laxis deviation: Left axis is associated with the following: LVH, left anterior fascicular block, V tach, Left Bundle Brach block, Inferior wall MI, Pneumonthroax or some process that rotates heart ot left. ...Read more
Almost the same: Electrocardiography is an interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time. Used to measure the rate and rhythm of the heart, size an position the heart chambers, presence of damage to the heart etc. It's use as a tool for cardiac monitoring in icu, hospitals and at home too like holter test. ...Read more
High voltage: Most prominent and prequent is high-voltage appearing on your ekg...But must meet certain criteria make it hypertrophy (lvh--left ventricular hypertrophy). There may be some changes such as strain-pattern after the "qrs complexes etc.. If you have training in this, you know what I am talking about.. If not, this probably sounds greek to you. Consult your doc--do ekg and tell you... Good luck. ...Read more
Poor: It is neither sensitive nor highly specific. It's only one tool among many that doctors use. It's helpful for confirming a clinical suspicion if the history is suggestive and the ekg is either dramatically abnormal or changed from a previous tracing. Its value is increased when performed during the index symptom under evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Nayleh mumneh to answer- yes I have been checked for cardiac issues- had halter monitor, stress test, chest xrays, ekgs, and peek flow test done?
Dull to sharp pinpoint pain upper mid chest lasts a sec.. few times a day. Clear ekgs 2 mo ago & neg nuc stress test yr ago. Cardiac? always same spo
For Cardiac Patients, will you recommend a portable handheld ECG EKG monitor, And is one single channel enough or should get 3 channel Rhythm leads? Thank You.
No, I do not: Continuous self-monitoring of a heart rhythm is not helpful for any heart condition and is likely to be harmful by way of causing anxiety about the rhythm. For certain severe and unfixable arrhythmias, a pacemaker or implanted defibrillator would be recommended by a cardiologist, but a patient should never be monitoring his or her own ECG strip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My EKG shows early repolarization. Can I have a cardiac arrest? Is early repolarization dangerous? I am 22 years old?
Can you tell me if an EKG shows a long delay between the P wave and the qrs complex, which type of cardiac tissue might have?
AV block: A PR interval of >200 milliseconds is indicative of atrio-ventricular (AV) block. If a QRS always follows, it's 1st degree. If a QRS sometimes drops, it's 2nd degree. If there's no relationship of P wave to QRS complexes, it's 3rd degree. In all cases, there is conduction system disease present. ...Read more
Can you tell me if an EKG shows a long delay between the P wave and the qrs complex, which type of cardiac tissue might have been damaged?
4 gp's saw 4 diff ekg's in the last month, 3 times while symptoms present. All say non-cardiac origin. Would they have seen unstable angina?
Angina: Most probably they would have seen something. Could see a cardiologist to verify. ...Read more
Looking at becoming an cardiac echo tech. Are there many jobs out there? Good schools in socal? Looking to make a decent living. Ekg tech maybe?
Good idea: An echo tech is a good job and can make a decent living. Ekg tech won't do much for you-it's not a sole position; you'd have to do other things and it doesn't pay. Consider school to become a pacemaker tech - they do very well and the demand for trained people is increasing as device use is on the rise. ...Read more
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